The Atomic Photographers is an archive of photographers and artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. Established in 1987, the collection documents the history, impact and ongoing legacy of the atomic age 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.
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Yoshito Matsushige: one of five photographs taken in Hiroshima, Aug 6, 1945. People who escaped serious injury apply cooking oil to their burns near Miyuki Bridge.