Richard Mosse is a 29 year old irish born photographer currently making his mark on the industry with his documentary work.
For his latest project ‘Breach’ Mosse traveled to Iraq to document a somewhat bizarre circumstance, majestic, grand palaces been used as makeshift camps for US soldiers, the juxtaposition of supposed liberators housed in the very home of the dictator they vowed to dethrone.
“‘Breach’, a nod to the liberators stepping into the breach they created when Hussein was removed from power.” – Weburbanist
Mosse isn’t anti-war, he seeks neutrality by documenting only the situation, trying to capture the unique feeling of the situation/location rather than the storys of the people involved. Actively avoiding sympathetic wartime human interest pieces, ‘Breach’ is an exploration of circumstance.
Below is a small selection from the project and I urge anyone with an interest in art to seek out the full ‘Breach’ book.
These images are the result of 3 months spent travelling to 3 of Saddam Hussein’s 81 huge palaces in Iraq.
For more information on Mosse’s work click here