by Cybele Malinowski in New Photography on Wednesday 16 May 2012

‘Extreme tourism’. That’s what Richard Mosse describes his field of photo-journalism as. His work really stands out as unique art amongst the plethora of press photographs of war-torn countries. Using infra-red film, the landscapes surrounding his military subjects jump out of the frame as a clash of vibrant magentas and violets, celebrating the natural environment which often goes forgotten in times and places of conflict.