Hiroshima - Nagasaki Document 1961

Shomei Tomatsu Japanese
Ken Domon Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

This landmark book of photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was designed by Sugiura Kohei and Awazu Kiyoshi. Accompanying the bound publication (intended primarily for the American market) is a printed booklet with facts about the devastating effect of nuclear radiation on human and plant life. Its purpose is to "arouse in its reader such emotions as will guide and encourage them in their efforts for peaceful progress toward those goals to which we all aspire." The page spread here of melted glass bottles is by Shomei Tomatsu.

Hiroshima - Nagasaki Document 1961, Shomei Tomatsu (Japanese, Aichi, Nagoya 1930–2012 Naha, Okinawa)

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