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16.01.2012

 

GoSee Tip : Camouflage Detection - the exposed, deceiving and colourful beauty as presented in the book Infra by Richard Mosse

Here is a staggeringly beautiful series by Irish photographer Richard Mosse, published in his first book, titled 'Infra'.

For the book, Richard photographed rebels in the Congo – with Aerochrome infrared films by Kodak, initially used by the military in camouflage detection.

The book will launch on the 29th of February 2012. Here are the details taken from the press release: 'Mosse photographs both the rich topography, inscribed with the traces of conflicting interests, as well as rebel groups of constantly shifting allegiances at war with the Congolese national army (itself a patchwork of recently integrated warlords and their militias). For centuries, the Congo has repeatedly compelled and defied the western imagination.

Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued aerial surveillance film, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. The film, originally developed for military reconnaissance, registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson and hot pink.

The results offer a fevered inflation of the traditional reportage document, underlining the growing tension between art, fiction and photojournalism. Mosse's work highlights the ineffable nature of current events in today's Congo. Infrainitiates a dialogue with photography that begins as an intoxicating meditation on a broken genre, but ends as a haunting elegy for a vividly beautiful land touched by unspeakable tragedy.

Following studies at the London Consortium and Goldsmiths College in London, Richard Mosse (born 1980) graduated from the Yale School of Art. He was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in 2008 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011. His work has been featured on the pages of Aperture, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze and Modern Painters.'


Infra by Richard Mosse
Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Aperture/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (February 29, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159711202X
ISBN-13: 978-1597112024

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse

INFRA : Photographs by Richard Mosse