Archive for July, 2013

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.

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From Above

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

..July 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

Article about From Above at the Nagasaki Peace Museum.


From Above exhibited in Nagasaki

Saturday, July 20th, 2013


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.



Monday, July 15th, 2013

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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.




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.


Monday, July 8th, 2013

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Mr. Senji Yamaguchi

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

..July 2013.. ..Nagasaki..

This morning I received the sad news that Mr. Senji Yamaguchi passed away outside of Nagasaki, Japan. He was 82 years old. Mr. Yamaguchi was one of the most vocal atomic bomb survivors who dedicated his life to the abolition of nuclear weapons and recognition for his fellow hibakusha (atomic bomb suvrivors).

Although he never won, he was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1982, he addressed a UN Special Session on Disarmament. Mr. Yamaguchi tirelessly traveled the world speaking to anyone who wanted to hear about the horrors of nuclear weapons.

Mr. Senji Yamaguchi would not have wanted the day of his passing to be centered around him. He would have wanted it to be a day the world remembered the hibakusha, both living and deceased, and that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not just be remembered with dates and statistics. He would have wanted it to be remembered as events which inflicted immense pain, sorrow and hatred to generations of fellow human beings that should never be repeated again.

Mr. Yamaguchi was one of the most courageous hibakusha who dedicated every moment to the abolition of nuclear weapons and recognition for his fellow hibakusha. The world is a better place because he tirelessly traveled the globe to educate people about the horrors of war, nuclear weapons and radiation.

During the last decade Mr. Yamaguchi’s body grew more fragile but his spirit did not lose the courage to make sure the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war were not passed over by the waves of time or society’s instinct for ignoring what is not desirable. His words and actions transcended the boundaries of ethnicity, culture and generational differences.

The lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be learned so that Mr. Yamaguchi’s generation is the last generation of hibakusha to have suffered from the vengeance of nuclear war. His actions are more important today because more nuclear weapons exist to destroy the world many times over and a new generation of hibakusha, suffering from radiation exposure, has been spawned due to the use of unabated nuclear power.

We should not let the message of Mr. Yamaguchi and other hibakusha be forgotten shortly after their passing. The best tribute you can give to them is to never forget the lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and not to tolerate the excuse of war being a justifiable reason to settle differences.

I photographed Mr. Yamaguchi while in Nagasaki for the From Above project. It was an unexpected opportunity that was presented to me by reporter Tetsu Mori. One of those moments I will never forget in life. He was not in good health but still had a sharp mind and understanding of current events. He had not left his home or received many visitors much during the final years of his life. I greatly appreciate the invitation from his wife, Sachiko-san. I cherished the 40 minutes photographing and speaking with him. I will never forget this moment. He is probably the most impressive person I’ve ever photographed.


From Above photo exhibition in Nagasaki

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

From Above exhibition:
Nagasaki Peace Museum, July 9th-August 2nd, 2013
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Nagasaki Prefecture Museum of Art, August 8th-18th, 2013
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A few remaining copies of the book are still available at