Hiroshima, by Miyako Ishiuchi


In 2007, Miyako Ishiuchi photographed clothing and personal items that belonged to people killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and that are part of the permanent holdings of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Says Ishiuchi: "I found myself overwhelmed by the bright colors and textures of these high-quality clothes. Countless threads of time drift in the light, intersect and create fountains of memory."

A good overview of the subject of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings and how these events are treated by Japanese photographers can be found at curator Marc Feustel's eyecurious blog.

Softcover, with dustcover and obi. 15cm x 22cm, 83 pages, 66 color reproductions. Afterword by Ishiuchi, list of objects and their original owners, and Ishiuchi ciriculum vitae, in both Japanese and English. Please note: Copies we are selling are 1st edition, 2nd printing.

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