It almost seems like you stepped inside a Wes Anderson movie, as green lush and pastures become a bright color-coordinated magenta, but this isn’t due to post processing. Irish documentary photographer Richard Mosse, produces the unique hues using Kodak Aerochrome– a film that’s most widely known for aerial surveys and military missions. “The film captures a spectrum of infrared light invisible to the human eye and absorbs green rays, painting foliage and camouflage with shocking pink hues.“
This particular collection of images really hits home for me. I connected instantly, as about a week ago I watched the documentary Virunga (which I highly recommend) that dealt with the corruptive and violent problems folks in the Congo are dealing with due to political instability. Mosse’s photographs shine a light on the present-day problems of the eastern Congo region, which have been widely ignored by popular media. Between the years 1998 and 2008, these civil wars resulted in the deaths of 5.4 million people. Currently, over 130,000 people are displaced in the country, finding homes in unsanitary and overcrowded refugee camps.
Richard Mosse’s still images go hand-in-hand with his newest work, The Enclave, an eight-channel video installation that lets the viewers step inside the poignant landscape of the Congo, amidst military actions and roadside burials, pink hues awakening the unnerving reality of it all.
You can see Mosse’s work up-close at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, Indy Moca in Indianapolis, DHC-Art in Montreal, or the Portland Art Museum, through 2015.
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[via] Visual News