9News feature on APG, Interview with Bob Del Tredici
To watch the interview go here: http://www.9news.com/shows/mornings/291721/229/Nuclear-bomb-photos-on-display-in-new-exhibition
Article written by Blair Shiff
KUSA – Rocky Flats was a key part in the federal government’s pursuit to build nuclear weapons during the Cold War. There is an Arvada museum – dedicated to Rocky Flats – that has a new exhibit opening Friday night to honor the photographers who captured the day-to-day operations during the bombing complex’s peak.
Founding member of the Atomic Photographers Guild Robert Del Tredici stopped by 9NEWS to talk with 9NEWS BusinessReporter Gregg Moss about what pictures will be on display in addition to what his role was at the complex.
“I spent a lot of time photographing nuclear weapons all over America, and in the process, I met other photographers and said ‘Let’s join together,’” Tredici said.
Tredici explains how he was not affiliated with the government but did write a book on the bomb factories that he covered. He also clarified how his pictures were not concealed by the government.
“No, that’s a misconception. There was public-relation officials on site whose mission was to interface with the press,” Tredici said.
The pictures show several of the bombs from the Cold War as well as operations in the complex – which includes the making of bombs.
If you are interested in attending the event, it opens Friday at 5612 Yukon St.
Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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