Art, Photography

Do The Congo

In which the cliche ‘it looks to good to be true’ couldn’t be more apt: these lush, otherworldy aerochrome landscapes by Richard Mosse are of the countryside around North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – one of the world’s most dangerous places.

The beautiful infrared shots – aerochrome film is designed specifically for forestry surveys, where differences in infrared saturation can help to differentiate species – belies the jungle’s dark secret: one US study claims as many as 400,000 women are raped in the country each year and the ongoing conflict has yielded the most deaths since World War II.

Otherworldly indeed.

{Nowhere To Run}

{Men Of Good Fortune}

{General Fevrier}

{The Blue Mask}

{More photos here}

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