Rocky Flats Cold War Museum Exhibition

Invitation to Atomic Photographers Exhibition Opening/Fundraiser Sept. 28

You are cordially invited to the opening of a photographic exhibition by the Atomic Photographers Guild: Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age, on Friday, Sept. 28th from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon Street, Olde Town Arvada.

The Atomic Photographers Guild is an international group of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear age. Founded 15 years ago by renowned photographer Robert Del Tredici, author of At Work in the Fields of the Bomb, the project initially focused on documenting nuclear factories and reactors throughout the USA, the former USSR, Canada and Europe. The Guild has since expanded dramatically and currently includes 26 members from all over the world, each having their own focus of interest. Special attention will be given to the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. For 36 years, Rocky Flats produced the plutonium triggers needed for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Del Tredici’s photos depict Rocky Flats near the start and toward the end of its operations.

Flanking the Rocky Flats photographic display are iconic images of first atomic photographers, Berlyn Brixner, photographer of the Trinity explosion at Alamogordo, NM, and Yoshito Matsushige, the only photographer to photograph inside Hiroshima, Japan, the day of the 1945 bombing. Other photographers focus on such nuclear issues as uranium processing, nuclear power, atomic testing and modern nuclear warhead deployments. The social and cultural impact of the nuclear age is addressed by focusing on the aftermath of nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Tickets are $20 per person for the opening event with a gallery talk by Del Tredici at 7 p.m. as well as food, drink and live music. RSVP by Sept. 24th through email to Conny Bogaard, Project Director, at cbogaard@rockyflatsmuseum.net

More information on the Atomic Photographers Guild can be found at: http://atomicphotographers.com/. For more information about the exhibit, visit: http://www.rockyflatsmuseum.org For parking information in the museum’s vicinity, visit: http://oldetownarvada.org/pdfs/downtown-arvada-parking-map.pdf

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