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Richard Mosse

A pink hillside with cows grazing on it from 'Infra' by Richard Mosse.

At first glance, one could be forgiven for assuming Richard Mosse’s photography is of a dream landscape. Indeed, something about his Infra series has elements of Dr.Seuss with its bright other-worldly colour. The truth is quite the contrary however, instead portraying a living nightmare for many – the ongoing conflicts of the Eastern Congo.

The natural landscape however is clearly breathtaking. The juxtaposition of warfare against such a stunning backdrop is haunting, emphasised by Mosse’s manipulation of colour.

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A crowd of civilians and a soldier in front of a pink hillside from 'Infra' by Richard Mosse.

A digger stuck in mud in front of pink foliage from 'Infra' by Richard Mosse.

A soldier with a bazooka walking through pink foliage from 'Infra' by Richard Mosse.

Words by Olivia Cooley. Images courtesy of Richard Mosse.



Angharad Jones

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