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Odamasa Store, Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, [Distorted steel-frame structure of Odamasa Store, Hiroshima], November 20, 1945 (2006.1.68) On November 1945, merely three months after the United States detonated an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, U.S. President Harry … Continue reading

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The Aestheticization of Violence and the Aestheticization of Banality

A modern method of destruction (total obliteration) for a modern way of life! Nations are built on violence. The United States of American gained hegemony after the Second World War was ended through the use of two nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Physical Damage Division, [Ruins of Shima Surgical Hospital, Hiroshima], October 24, 1945 (The ruins of the Hiroshima Prefectural Exhibition Hall, now the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, are visible in the background.) Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945

Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945, a selection of 62 once-classified US government vintage prints of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, is now on view at ICP. Learn how 700 of these photographs became part … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of August 6, 1945

Unidentified Photographer, [Ruins of school building, Hiroshima], October 14–November 26, 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Landscape looking northwest, Hiroshima], October 14–November 26, 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Landscape looking north showing fire stop, Hiroshima], October 14–November 26, 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Damaged lathes and drill … Continue reading

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Decisive Moment

Associated Press, Atomic Bomb Sends Smoke 20,000 Feet Above Nagasaki, August 9, 1945 This photo, taken by the air force just moments after the atomic bomb Fat Boy was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, embodies the enduring image many … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

Unidentified Photographer, [Ruins, Hiroshima], October 14-November 26, 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Rooftop view of destruction, Hiroshima], October 14-November 26, 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Ruins of Commercial Display Building (A-Bomb Dome), Hiroshima], October 14-November 26, 1945 (This building currently houses the Hiroshima Peace … Continue reading

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