New works by Richard Mosse
Did you start out as a photographer? Please describe your artistic development.
My artist parents forbade me to go to art school, under threat of being disowned. So I studied English literature instead. When I graduated I realised that I was totally unemployable. So I went back to school to take a Masters in Cultural Studies. When I graduated I realised that I was even less employable. So I cut my losses and went to art school, much to my family’s chagrin.
What is/are your current project(s)?
I’m hoping to take a long boat ride up the Congo with my wooden camera, shooting the landscape with colour infrared film so that the green jungle foliage turns red. -Photo District News, January 2010 (read more)