"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
The Congo, Africa's volatile beating heart, has for centuries represented a vast unknown to the Western imagination. Irish photographer Richard Mosse expands on this subject with Infra, a collection of photos shot in the embattled region using a discontinued color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome, originally developed as a military surveillance technology. The film renders the lush green landscape in psychedelic hues of purple, red, and hot pink.