Platon, by Biennale-bound Richard Mosse, who sez:
This valley shows a pastoral farm in the hills of Masisi, North Kivu, which is a heartland for Tutsi armed rebels, such as the M23. These guys traditionally worship their cows, and love them like family members. In spite of the extraordinary beauty of this landscape, it’s sadly riven by an endless cycle of ambush, massacre, and systematic sexual violence. I titled this image Platon after my Congolese friend’s two year old son and because the meandering river seems almost platonic in form.
Richard used a “discontinued aerial surveillance film called Kodak Aerochrome, which registers infrared light in shades of lavender, hot pink and teal blue”.
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