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40 Under 40 Europe 2018

Richard Mosse

5 September 2018

38 | Co. Clare, Ireland

As a documentary photographer Richard Mosse has travelled to Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, but he is best known for his images of war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo for which he won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2014. The works were captured using a colour infrared film that cast the landscape in pink, challenging Western assumptions about Africa and conflict, and revealing the extent to which photography constructs narrative. More recently, Mosse won the Prix Pictet for Heat Maps (2017), which recorded the migrant crisis through the lens of a thermal military camera in prints, and a film, Incoming, produced for the National Gallery of Victoria and Barbican Art Gallery.

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