TIME's LightBox recently spotlighted some of the best photobooks of the year, as chosen by photographers and photography experts from around around the world and by the photo editors of TIME. Andy Adams, the publisher of FlakPhoto.com, selected Richard Mosse's INFRA, a co-publication by Aperture and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Here's why:
"Of course it's impossible to pick a single favorite but the book I kept coming back to this year was Richard Mosse's INFRA (co-published by Aperture and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting), which is an unconventional look at rebel conflicts in the eastern Congo. Mosse's surreal infrared landscape views depict a place that's as foreign to me as a distant planet so it's fitting that they're drenched in the otherworldly crimson hues that manifest themselves in the worlds of Dr. Seuss. These images have been shown extensively online, their brilliant color tailor-made for a monitor's glowing screen. That effect is wonderfully rendered on these printed pages and the weird battlefield visuals keep you looking. Is this war reportage or art photography? The answer lies somewhere in between and the path to that discovery is fascinating and marvelous."

—Andy Adams, Publisher, FlakPhoto.com


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Richard Mosse is known for challenging convention on the photojournalist's role. His book Infra, with photographs of Eastern Congo, is as shocking and complex as the conflict it explores.


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Tom Hundley
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Katherine Doyle, Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse's Infra series continued with The Enclave at this year's 55th Venice Bienniale.