Dimensions: 347 x 255 mm
The first major japanese book to document the horrorful acts that took place at Hiroshima in 1945 and documents some of the survivors.
Domon first visited Hiroshima in 1957. He visited survivors, hospitals, orphanages, met with blind people, nurses, elderly, too poor to pay for treatment, and families struggling to re-built their lives. The result is a deeply moving document about the long-term effects of the Hiroshima bomb. The discrepancy between the portrayal of excruciating pain and the optimimism of the disfigured generation is hard to bear. And yet the photographs manage to stay clear of cheap sentimentality or over-indulgence. This work does not portray the Japapanese as victims, it simply portrays Hiroshima victims. It remains a milestone.
The bookdesign is by Toshijiro Sano.
Copy available is signed and is in very good condition. The slipcase is slightly damaged.
stock number: AB056