Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014
11 Apr - 22 Jun 2014
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Richard Mosse, Poison Glen, 2012
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Richard Mosse, Madonna and child, 2012
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Richard Mosse, Man-size, 2012
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Richard Mosse, Safe from Harm, 2012
Richard Mosse (b.1980, Ireland) is nominated for his exhibition The Enclave at Venice Biennale, Irish Pavilion (1 June – 24 November 2013).
Mosse documents a haunting landscape touched by appalling human tragedy in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 5.4 million people have died of war related causes since 1998. Shot on discontinued military surveillance film, the resulting imagery registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, and renders the jungle warzone in disorienting psychedelic hues. At the project’s heart are the points of failure of documentary photography, and its inability to adequately communicate this complex and horrific cycle of violence.