Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

Mr. Hiroshi Matsuzoe

Monday, April 14th, 2014

..April 2014.. ..Nagasaki..

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This morning I received the sad news that Mr. Hiroshi Matsuzoe passed away at the age of 83 in Nagasaki. Mr. Matsuzoe was one the first hibakusha, atomic bomb survivor, I photographed and interviewed for From Above. He was 14 years old when the atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki.

Mr. Matsuzoe dedicated his life to informing students about the importance of abolishing nuclear weapons. Last year he lost his voice to cancer but still spread his message when doctor’s restored his voice by installing an electronic device in his voice box.

I will always remember my brief time spent with Mr. Matsuzoe. In the hallway of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum he showed me paintings he had made of scenes from that horrific time. He had seen two young girls badly injured in the street, one later underwent surgery without anesthesia. Mr. Matsuzoe never forgot the screams coming from the little girl at that moment. A couple of days after, he witnessed their cremation while walking in the street. “It was two girls with light makeup and wearing a beautiful Kimono. They were about to be cremated. After someone put fire on them I couldn’t watch. I ran away.”

Many years later Mr. Matsuzoe painted that painful scene onto a canvas. He never knew the identity of either girl but when the painting was shown relatives and teachers of the two girls were found. One of the mother’s sobbed when she saw the painting.

The last time I saw Mr. Matsuzoe was at the From Above exhibition in the Nagasaki Peace Museum. You can see him in this documentary shot by Community Media. He appears 8 minutes into the program.

From Above By Paule Saviano from paul saviano on Vimeo.

The best tribute you can give to him is to never forget the lessons of Nagasaki and Hiroshima; and not to tolerate the excuse of war being a justifiable reason to settle differences.

From Above at Gallery EF

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

..August 2013.. ..Tokyo..

Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, Mrs. Reiko Yamada and Mrs. Shigeko Sasamori in front of the portrait of Mrs. Yamada and Mrs. Miller.

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A small selection of new portraits of hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are being exhibited for the rest of the summer at Gallery EF in Tokyo. Copies of my book are also on display for everyone to look at.

This is the link to the event at Gallery EF.
http://www.gallery-ef.com/fa_library13.html

From Above “Summer Library” at Gallery EF in Tokyo

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

..August 2013.. ..Tokyo..

Some photographs of the From Above exhibition at Gallery EF in Tokyo. A small selection of new portraits of hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are being exhibited for the rest of the summer. Copies of my book are also on display for everyone to look at.

This is the link to the event at Gallery EF.
http://www.gallery-ef.com/fa_library13.html

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From Above exhibition at the Nagasaki Prefecture Museum of Art

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

..August 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

Izumi putting up the large From Above posters in the window of the Nagasaki Prefecture Museum of Art.

We’re honored to have From Above exhibited at such a beautiful venue from August 8th-18th.

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From Above

Friday, July 26th, 2013

..July 2013.. ..New York..

Signing prints for the opening of the From Above exhibitions at the Nagasaki Museum of Art and at the Mayors For Peace Conference in Hiroshima.

20130717234408 from Paule Saviano on Vimeo.

From Above

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

..July 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

Article about From Above at the Nagasaki Peace Museum.

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From Above exhibited in Nagasaki

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

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Mr. Yoshitoshi Fukahori

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

..July 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

Mr. Yoshitoshi Fukahori visited the exhibition opening at the Nagasaki Peace Museum.

Mr. Fukahori was 16 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. He has dedicated his life to collecting photos of the damage created by the atomic bomb so the future generations will not forget the horror war causes.

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From Above at Nagasaki Peace Museum

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

..July 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

Recent press articles about the From Above exhibition, Nagasaki Peace Museum.

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From Above exhibtion at the Nagasaki Peace Museum

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Link to article about the exhibition in the Nishi Nippon newspaper.
http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/national/article/25319