Irish photographer Richard Mosse, who won the 2017 Prix Pictet prize in May for his thermographic images of refugee camps, says he was arrested last Thursday on the Greek island of Chios while working on a project documenting refugees, The Art Newspaper r
On a tip from a friend, Mosse bought a military-grade camera meant for long-range battle surveillance that doesn’t see visible light. Instead, this camera sees heat and produces crisp black-and-white images that are exposed based on the relative warmth of everything in the frame. Mosse then used this camera, intended to track and target, as a way to document displacement and the daily fight for survival by the refugees living in camps across Europe for a new project called Heat Maps.
Michael Christopher Brown has been made an Associate Member
Carolyn Drake has been made a Magnum Nominee
Matt Black has been made a Magnum Nominee
Newsha Tavakolian has been made a Magnum Nominee
Max Pinckers has been made a Magnum Nominee
Richard Mosse has been made a Magnum Nominee
Lorenzo Meloni has been made a Magnum Nominee
The artists Institute represents are Jodi Bieber, Rena Effendi, Lauren Greenfield, Rob Hornstra, Nadav Kander, Gillian Laub, James Longley, Gerd Ludwig, Joshua Lutz, Amanda Micheli, Richard Mosse, Zed Nelson, Jehad Nga, Simon Norfolk, James Pomerantz and Paul Shambroom.
Showcase: A Modern Ozymandias – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com:
When Richard Mosse traveled to Iraq last spring, he was intrigued by paradoxical scenes of U.S. troops living in Saddam Hussein’s former palaces: weight machines in a courtyard, makeshift dorm rooms in a marbled hallway and barbecue grills overlooking an artificial lake that the dictator once stocked with fish.
These extraordinary images—published here for the first time—show the imperial palaces of Saddam Hussein converted into temporary housing for the U.S military. Vast, self-indulgent halls of columned marble and extravagant chandeliers, surrounded by pools, walls, moats, and, beyond that, empty desert, suddenly look more like college dormitories. Weight sets, flags, partition walls, sofas, basketball hoops, and even posters of bikini’d women have been imported to fill Saddam’s spatial residuum. The effect is oddly decorative, as if someone has simply moved in for a long weekend, unpacking an assortment of mundane possessions.