The Enclave, Richard Mosse
Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, and Nick Ut — to name a celebrated few — all worked in black and white. It lent an air of bleached melancholy to their devastating landscapes, a velvety dynamicism to their portraiture. Richard Mosse, similarly employed, works in pink. A shocking, euphoric magenta; much more suitable to the psychedelic Seventies Haight than today’s war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet for half a decade the Irish photojournalist has made a life documenting that tragic, unremitting conflict; his work has graced the pages of major newspapers, it has been staged in all the best galleries. “The Enclave,” a six-part video installation currently on view at New York City’s Jack Shaiman Gallery, is the series’s pièce de résistance.