Archive for July, 2017

Interview on John Batchelor Show WABC Radio- July 2017

Sunday, 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.


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

From Above exhibition at the TENRI Cultural Institute, New York

Friday, July 28th, 2017

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

In 2012, From Above was released as a limited edition multi-lingual photo book in English, Japanese and German. The book sold out internationally and gained media attention in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia. The project has also featured in numerous television, newspaper and radio reports from across the globe.
In addition to this,

From Above has been displayed on multiple occasions in international museums and exhibition spaces, including the United Nations in New York and the Nagasaki Prefecture Museum of Art.

The goal of From Above is to put a human face to the words in the history books.

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

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


Thursday, July 20th, 2017


Friday, July 7th, 2017

Hansa Straße 3

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

..March 2017.. ..Dresden..

..The backyard of Hansa Straße 3 led to a railway platform at the which was used to transport Jewish and Roma families, political opponents and POW’s to and from Dresden. As WWII progressed more forced labor was needed to maintain the war industry. Some of that labor arrived at this platform which was secluded from public view because it was a part of the Alte Leipizger Bahnhof, an industrial railway complex.

The deportations which took place two streets away at the Neustadt Bahnhof are well documented. But there is little documentation of the deportations and arrivals of people from this railway junction because the area was controlled by the military and wasn’t visible from the street. People entered on the street through Hansa Str. 3 and a back door opened steps away from a waiting freight car on the industrial tracks.

Today this area is populated by a trailer park community of artists. It’s still secluded from street and there are no markings of what happened here. I learned about it from an elderly man who had heard about what happened from others who lived through the war. He was able to find the little documentation available to confirm the stories.

This industrial railway area was not hit during the bombing of Dresden although it was only a 10 minute walk from the surrounding areas which were totally devastated by the attack. This area was one of the only not to be scorched.

The adjacent Alte Leipizger Bahnhof functioned during the GDR times (East Germany) for industrial use but was closed after reunification. It now stands in ruins after 25 years of neglect. Ironically it now resembles what a war scared building might look like even though it escaped WWII without being hit.