• Richard Mosse: Souda Camp, Chios Island, Greece, 2015; digital chromogenic print; 40 x 50 in.

Documentary Video: Richard Mosse

Irish photographer Richard Mosse joins the Cal community to talk about the aesthetic vocabulary of video art and how it has helped him reframe both documentary film and his photographic practice. His work on human rights issues, refugee histories, and climate change provides a framework for the discussion.

 Mosse photographs war-torn regions, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo; his infrared Kodak Aerochrome film registers the chlorophyll in plans and transforms dense, green foliage into fluorescent pinks and blues. The surreally tinted backdrop acts as a psychological barometer of violence and surveillance. Mosse lives and works between New York and Berlin. His works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.

 Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design (artsdesign.berkeley.edu) for the most up-to-date series information.