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Film Photography, Inspiration, Photo journalism

Inspiration #1 Richard Mosse

I know that Richard Mosse’s Infra photos of the Congolese civil war have been floating around the internet for a while, but they still remain some of my favourite photographs and are some of the best examples of photo journalism I have ever seen.

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La Vie En Rose, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010

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Come Out (1966), North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

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Vintage Violence, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

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Sticky Fingers, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

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House Of Cards V, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

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We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010

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Triumph of the Will, 2011

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General Février, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010

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The Battle of Bambou, Ituri, Eastern Congo, 2010

Even Better Than The Real Thing, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

Even Better Than The Real Thing, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

Ruby Tuesday, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

Ruby Tuesday, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011

The photos were taken using an infra red colour film called Kodak Aerochrome, that was initially used to find camouflage in surveillance photos by the US military . This film is now discontinued. Mosse explained that due to the film’s historical military use, it was the perfect medium to portray current conflict in the Congo.

Information and photos for this post were taken from here, here, here, here and here.

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