Hiroshima, unpublished photos of the horror
New York, June 7, 2011
The International Center of Photography in New York presents the exhibition entitled “Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945″, a selection of at least 60 powerful images of the city that was hit by one of the atomic bombs dropped by U.S. in World War II .
The photographs had never being shown so far and incredibly this is happening in a very particular context, taking into account the nuclear disaster in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of March.
The U.S. government had given clear instructions about the ban on publishing pictures of Hiroshima a month after the bomb, “in order to not disturb the public.”
The nuclear weapon led to the death of 140,000 people in a few seconds and destroyed 70% of the city’s physical structures.