Ken Domon Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

Ken Domon was one of postwar Japan’s most influential photographers. In 1957 he made this unflinching study of Hiroshima, the first city targeted by a nuclear weapon, the atomic bombed dropped by the U.S. Army Air Force on August 6, 1945. Designed by Shigejiro Sano, the publication was a milestone in Japanese photographic literature. It includes heartbreaking photographs of survivors, hospitals, orphanages, the blind, and families struggling to rebuild their lives.

Hiroshima, Ken Domon (Japanese, Sakata, Yamagata 1909–1990 Tokyo)

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