Berlin Wall

August 12th, 2017

..August 2010.. ..New York to Berlin..

On August 13th, 1961 Berliners returning home from a summer’s weekend found their city and lives cut in 2.

Berlin Wall

August 11th, 2017

..May 2010 Along the Spree River, Berlin..

Staring at the East side of the Berlin Wall with Western eyes.

East Side Gallery, Berlin. Murals are now painted on the East side of the Berlin Wall, where not long ago you couldn’t even get close enough to touch the wall without fatal consequences. This part of the wall is along the banks of the Spree.

First visit to hypocenter, Nagasaki

August 9th, 2017

..Nagasaki September 7th,2008..
One hour after train ride, little before sunset. First time at the hypocenter

..I thought the hypocenter would have drawn more of a crowd. Only 2 ladies and a father playing with his son wandering across the spot where one of the world’s greatest atrocities took place. The grass was very thin and spotted yellow from a summer long soaking of intense sunshine. Looked like any park in a forgotten neighborhood.

..September 8th, 2007 Second time at the epicenter, Nagasaki..
Walked to the epicenter at 6:30AM. A Japanese man walking across the park. Stops and bows in front of the monument. A deep bow. A sign of great respect. Continues to his destination. I wonder if this is how he starts most of his days?

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…by the river…6PM sunset, Hypocenter, Nagasaki

August 7th, 2017

..Nagasaki..

..Where I realized how to love people..By myself..by the river…6PM sunset 1 block from hypocenter..
..Where I realized why I traveled across the world to meet these people..Where I found emotion in Nagasaki..

..The first time I saw the reflection in the small stream running next to the epicenter, this was when the devastation hit me. It’s one of the most moving photos I took. Peaceful but remorseful.

..I first saw the reflection of the archway in the shallow water. As August 9th, 1945 grew older the pile of bodies multiplied in the canal. Eventually making a dam of corpses which stopped the running water. The corpses piled almost to the top of the 20 foot archway.

Along with the reflection of the archway, I can see the reflection of innocent that didn’t need to die. Why did this happen? It didn’t need to. This image has more of an effect on me than the epicenter. How can a scene so peaceful be a grave 64 years ago?

..Where I realized what happened. Where I realized war is fucking shit..that kills the innocent..

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Hibakusha visiting Twisted Gun

August 6th, 2017

Atomic Bomb Dome, 11:42PM

August 5th, 2017

Hypocenter Hiroshima

August 4th, 2017

From Above at the TENRI Cultural Institute of NYC

August 3rd, 2017

..August 2017.. ..New York..

From Above photography exhibition at the TENRI Cultural Institute features portraits of atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The exhibition will be open August 2nd-15th. The gallery hours are:
Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 10-3pm
Closed on Sunday
www.terni.org

On August 8, at 7pm – 10:30pm, there is a reception, peace concert, and live streaming of the commemoration ceremonies from Nagasaki.

From Above, TENRI Cultural Institute, NYC

August 2nd, 2017

..August 2017.. ..New York..

Hanging the From Above exhibition at the TENRI Cultural Institute of NYC.

The exhibition runs from August 2nd-15th and is located at 46 West 13th St., New YOrk. More information about the venue hours can be found at www.TENRI.org

Interview on John Batchelor Show WABC Radio- July 2017

July 30th, 2017

..July 2017.. ..New York..

This is the link Friday night’s interview about From Above on The John Batchelor Show on WABC Radio. We cover some of my journey to Hiroshima and Nagasaki photographing atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha). The exhibition will once return to the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall in December 2017 and will also be shown for a limited time at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NY from August 2nd-15th.

A huge thank you to Mr. Batchelor for having me on the show again. The John Batchelor show is the highest rated radio show in New York at the 9pm time slot. Honored again to be asked back to the show!

Remaining copies of From Above, my limited edition book, featuring portraits and testimonials of atomic bomb survivors and fire bombing survivors from Dresden and Tokyo can be purchase exclusively by clicking this link.
http://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm?catalog=I1040&i&i2

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The exhibition will be open August 2nd-15th. The gallery hours are:
Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 10-3pm
Closed on Sunday
www.terni.org
TENRI Cultural Institute 46 W. 13th, New York, NY.