Richard Mosse

broken spectre

Richard Mosse examines charged photographic technologies to create challenging documentary art about some of the world’s most pressing historic events as they unfold. He inflects his own firsthand testimonial materials with political and ethical questions surrounding perception, representation, aesthetics, and mapping.

Mosse is currently working in the Amazon Basin on a series of related artworks documenting deforestation and environmental crime. This ongoing project is supported by a grant from the VIA Art Production Fund, was commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, and forms part of his residency with Arts at CERN, Geneva, and Serrapilheira in Brazil.

Richard Mosse (b.1980, Ireland) lives and works in New York and Ireland. He is a recipient of Prix Pictet Space 2017, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, the Yale Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, the B3 Award at the Frankfurt Biennial, the Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship. His immersive six-channel 16mm infrared film installation The Enclave was exhibited at the National Pavilion of Ireland during the 55th Venice Art Biennale.