Richard Mosse Shoots the DRC

Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Shooting on a discontinued line of Kodak film that renders infrared light a kitchy fuchsia, the photographer, Ireland’s representative at this year’s Venice Biennale, changes our perceptions of the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“Come Out X,” North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012

“Congo’s conflict is an opaque cycle of vicious little wars,” says Mosse. “As my knowledge of it deepened over seven extended trips there, I found myself drawn emotionally to the people and peculiar beauty of the landscape in which they live.”