Posts Tagged ‘Hibakusha’

Nagasaki Shimbun

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

..February 2017.. ..Nagasaki..

The Nagasaki Shimbun just published an article about the From Above exhibtion which was held at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims. From Above features portraits of atomic bomb and fire bombing victims from WWII.

From Above

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

..December 2017.. ..Nagasaki..
Early morning photograph of hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) Takeshi Minekawa along the stream that flows near the hypocenter.

This was the first place I had been to when I arrived in Nagasaki during September 2008. I crossed over the stone paths in the water and found my way to the hypocenter where the atomic bomb was detonated over the city. In the hours and days after detonation the water in the streams overflowed because dead bodies were piling up, blocking the water from flowing down stream. The injured, dying of thirst, would go to the stream to drink water and usually die on the spot.

NHK World interview from Nagasaki

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

..December 2017.. ..Nagasaki..

NHK World broadcast an interview while I was photographing atomic bomb survivors at the From Above exhibition in Nagasaki.
Please click on this sentence to link to the broadcast.

You can also cut and paste this link into the browser:
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsroomtokyo/features/20171220.html

Akira Fukahori

Monday, December 18th, 2017

…December 2017… …Nagasaki…

Just received the sad news that atomic bomb survivor Akira Fukahori passed away. He attended the From Above exhibition opening two days prior. Unfortunate and unexpected news. It was an honor to photograph him last year.

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From Above exhibition at the Nagasaki Nation Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

..December 2017.. ..New York to Nagasaki..

Preparing prints for the From Above exhibition opening on December 9th at the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. There will be a question and answer session about the development of the project beginning at 11am. The exhibition features portraits of atomic bomb survivors from Nagasaki.

I will also be teaching photo workshops on December 9th and 10th concentrating on the use of photography and art to promote peace. Anyone who wants to attend the photo workshops has to sign up in advance to reserve a place. There is no admission fee. Anyone with a camera or cell phone camera can attend.

The project was exhibited in Nagasaki last year but there are plenty of new portraits that will be shown of hibkauhsa (atomic bomb survivors) I photographed during last year’s trip— with Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims in Nagasaki, Nagasaki.

The exhibition is open from December 9th-16th.
A few From Above limited edition books, which features portraits of atomic bomb and firebombing survivors from WWII, will be released for the exhibition. They are only available at http://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm?catalog=I1040&i&i2 or at the venue.

From Above exhibition at the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims

Friday, November 24th, 2017

..November 2017..

My project From Above, featuring portraits of atomic bomb and fire bombing victims from WWII, will be exhibited as a part of the 2017 Nagasaki International Peace Film Forum. It will be taking place at the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims from December 9th-16th.

The opening is Saturday December 9th, which also includes a question and answer session about the development of the project.

I will also be teaching photo workshops on December 9th and 10th concentrating on the use of photography and art to promote peace. Anyone who wants to attend the photo workshops has to sign up in advance to reserve a place. There is no admission fee. Anyone with a camera or cell phone camera can attend.

The project was exhibited in Nagasaki last year but there are plenty of new portraits that will be shown of hibkauhsa (atomic bomb survivors) I photographed during last year’s trip— with Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims in Nagasaki, Nagasaki.

If you’re in Japan please attend.

From Above at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

..November 2017..

Preparing a list of portraits for the upcoming From Above exhibition at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hal for Atomic Bomb Victims opening on December 9th.


Setsuko Thurlow

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Isao Yoshida

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

..Nagasaki.. “There is nothing more cruel and tragic as war. There is nothing more precious and noble as peace.”
-Isao Yoshida, Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor

Once again sad news has arrived from Nagasaki, Mr. Isao Yoshida, an hibakusha (atomic bomb) survivor who I photographed in December has passed away. He was one of the youngest hibakusha I have photographed. For many years he participated in scheduled gatherings at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park to victims of the atomic bomb.
His quotation above shine with truth. These 18 powerful words are what I will always remember about Mr. Yoshida. It would be nice if we had more people in power who could comprehend. But I believe these 18 simple words are above their moral compasses.

Reiko Yamada

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Atomic bomb survivor Mrs. Reiko Yamada.

“I looked up and saw the silver-shining B29 plane flying high in the blue sky, drawing a white arc with its vapor trail. ‘That’s pretty,’ I thought. The next moment I felt a white flash. As I began to rush for an air-raid shelter, the hot sand from the sandbox blew strong against my back and pushed me down on the ground.”

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