Above, some footage from a new documentary called The Impossible Image, interspersed with commentary from photographer Richard Mosse, who took the unusual step of traveling to the Democratic Republic of Congo to photograph the civil war on infrared film.
I loved this quote from Mosse:
Of primal importance to me is beauty. Beauty is one of the mainlines to make people feel something, it's the sharpest tool in the box. And if you're trying to make people feel something, if you're able to make it beautiful, then they'll sit up and listen. And often if you make something that's derived from human suffering, or from war, if you represent that with beauty, and often it is beautiful, it creates an ethical problem in the viewer's mind.