Pretty in Pink


Using old school infrared color film, Ireland’s Richard Masse took images of soldiers from militias and rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The contrast between the rather pretty and feminine looking backdrops and the gun-totting soldiers is interesting and challenges our idea of how a conflict should be depicted. But does it belittle the violence of what is occurring?

I’d argue that it makes us look again and something that is very familiar to us. We’ve all seen many images of conflict but how any of them have been pink?







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