Field Studies: Exploring the Complexities of War-Torn Congo

April 10, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Richard Mosse/Courtesy of Jack Shaiman Gallery/Institute

CNDP rebels being integrated into the Congolese national army, the FARDC, at Mushaki, Masisi Territory, North Kivu.

In Richard Mosse’s photographs from Eastern Congo we see young men and boys with Kalashnikovs, machetes and rocket propelled grenades; rebel groups and their leaders posing against primeval jungle backdrops; government soldiers conducting exercises; villagers panning rivers for gold or selling animals at a market; and half-constructed or abandoned buildings and huts near the front lines of a conflict zone....

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