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Rosy tint

At first glance, this exquisite image by photographer, Richard Mosse, seems to show a beautiful, dreamlike landscape. In reality, the evocative work, featured in the new 50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know by Florian Heine and Brad Finger (Prestel Publishing, £14.99), represents places of conflict in Congo. Merging art with documentation, Mosse uses rare film that camouflages greenery with surreal red tones. Developed in the 1940s, the film was used by the military to spot the opposition. ‘The idea of making the invisible visible fascinates me,’ he says. ‘I use this film to make the invisible conflict [that took place here], the forgotten disaster, visible. It forces us to meditate on how imagery from conflict is constructed in the first place.’

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