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The Enclave, Photographs by Richard Mosse

by Anna O'S8ullivan and Jason Stearns


Aperture presents “The Enclave”, an artist's book composed of new photographs by Richard Mosse and stills from his 16-mm motion-picture footage. For the last three years, Mosse has photographed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region in which a long-standing power vacuum has resulted in an ongoing cycle of violence. Shooting with both still and 16- mm cameras, Mosse uses a discontinued military surveillance film, which registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light. The resulting images and film map the otherwise invisible edges of violence, chaos, and incommunicable horror of isolated jungle war zones.

Top image: Richard Mosse, Suspicious Minds, 2012, from The Enclave (Aperture, 2013)

Bottom image: Richard Mosse, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, 2012, from The Enclave (Aperture, 2013)

Images courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

Shortlist, Best Photography Book Award