Richard Mosse

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Richard Mosse (* 1980 in Kilkenny , Ireland ) is an Irish documentary photographer .


Mosse obtained a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from King's College London in 2001 . In 2003 he became a Master of Research at the London Consortium in cultural studies. In 2005 he received a postgraduate diploma in art from Goldsmiths, University of London . He last received his Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree from Yale School of Art in 2008 .

Mosse has worked as a photographer in various crisis and war zones, such as Pakistan , Haiti and the former Yugoslavia . Best known are his photographs from the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo , in which he alienated the landscapes, the people and the jungle by means of false-color films.

Mosse lives and works in both New York City and Berlin.

honors and awards

Photo books

Supplementary volume


  • The Enclave , 2012. The film is the conversion of a 16 mm infrared film into an HD video film. The film is shown as an installation on two screens in a dark room. He was a contribution of Ireland in 2012 at the Biennale di Venezia in Venice shown.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dierk Wolters: Photo exhibition “Traces of Power”: Tormented, humiliated, killed . In: Frankfurter Neue Presse . September 9, 2014