Paying homage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s dead, in images


Shadows of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by Issei
Reuters/Issei Kato

On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year in a city of 350,000 residents in the world’s first nuclear attack. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.  Inspired by shadows which were scorched into streets, walls and bridges by the heat of the blasts 70 years ago, Issei Kato spent time capturing shadows in both cities as a personal project paying homage to victims and residents and to record historic monuments.

 Click here to view Kato’s photo essay, Shadows of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Unlocked) 



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