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Infrared photography creates surreal images of conflict in Eastern Congo

Jelena Woehr

Photographer Richard Mosse photographed sites of conflict in Eastern Congo using an otherwise extinct type of infrared photography originally developed by the military to detect hidden installations. The surreal pink and red landscapes underscore the hidden and intangible aspects conflict in the Congo. His "The Enclave" installation in New York this month aims to disorient and immerse viewers in order to bring them toward a deeper, multifaceted view of Congo's conflict.

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