NEWS   ·  August 6, 2020

Yosuke Yamahata: 75th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

This year is the 75th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We must never forget.

After an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Yosuke Yamahata documented the devastation through more than 100 images.

The images captured on this single day became the most extensive photographic record of the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombings of either Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

In honor of the 75th anniversary, MOPA would like to share a selection of these photos.

Untitled (boy with rice ball) Untitled (torii gate)
Untitled (boy with rice ball)

The complete Nagasaki Journey Archive, which includes Yamahata’s photographs, is housed at MOPA’s library.

Credit: Nagasaki Journey Archive, 1993-1998, Museum of Photographic Arts, Edmund L. & Nancy K. Dubois Library, Accession no. 2001.040.


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