The Horror

The horror and beauty of the infrared photography of Richard Mosse. Excellent post from fellow blogger and friend Ciaran Williams.

all that glitters is not


Crimea, a place and name from a distant time is once again the cockpit for potential war. Russian troops have occupied that part of Ukraine and a larger conflict threatens to engulf the region. The infamous Crimean War of 1856 became synonymous with military ineptitude. But it was also the first war zone to provide daily newspaper reportage to the public back in Britain and to rely on extensive use of the new technology of photography.

Now two centuries later and in the saturated visual world of the early 21st century we have become increasingly inured to images of war. It seems that our attention is held less and less in direct proportion to the overwhelming torrent of mobile imagery now available to us. We have lost the ability to actually see what we are viewing. The horror of war is now lost in plain sight. Of course news…

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