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Richard Mosse’s photography captures the beauty and tragedy in war and destruction

The Enclave (2012-13) was exhibited in Streaming Museum's A View From The Cloud at the UN Church Center in 2017

Richard Mosse created The Enclave with Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued reconnaissance infrared film that registers chlorophyll in live vegetation. The result is the lush Congolese rainforest rendered into a beautifully surreal landscape of pinks and reds. Mosse said in an interview with The British Journal of Photography ,"I wanted to export this technology to a harder situation, to up-end the generic conventions of calcified mass-media narratives and challenge the way we're allowed to represent this forgotten conflict… I wanted to confront this military reconnaissance technology, to use it reflexively in order to question the ways in which war photography is constructed."

About the making of The Enclave in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was shown in the Irish Pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale.


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