Week #39

Posted on May 24, 2012

“Try again, fail again, fail better.”
(Samuel Beckett)— Richard Mosse

Richard adds…
“That phrase was pretty much the conceptual genesis for my recent work in Africa, titled Infra. Failure was a foundational and very important aspect of Infra. It’s hard to really risk everything as an artist, but I feel the best art comes when the artist is genuinely prepared to fail. So that’s why I’ve cherished the Beckett quote over the last couple of years. Each time I returned to Congo, I was genuinely trying to fail even better than I had before.”

Richard Mosse  |  52 by 52 Group on Flickr

Small selection of submissions for #39: