Atomic Photographers is an ongoing collection of archival and contemporary images and films of atomic and nuclear weapons and facilities with a focus on the Manhattan Project, the bombings and aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear bomb tests, and the disasters at Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island and Fukushima.

This website is a visual archive documenting the development and cultural impact of the atomic bomb and its use in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, subsequent bomb tests, nuclear disasters and the devastating effects to the environment and local populations.

This site is solely a visual educational tool and makes use of material in the public domain, creative commons licenses and educational fair dealings.

Eiichi Matsumoto
A police station on Sept. 15 in Shimoyanagi-cho, Hiroshima. The clock stopped at the time of the bomb blast.


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