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Dan Budnik, APG member, dies at 87

Dan Budnik’s work as a photographer covered more than a half-century. He is known for his photographs of artists, but also for his photo-documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and of Native Americans. Schooled at the Art Students League of New York (1951–53), Budnik began his career at Magnum Photos (1957–64) and went on to photograph… Read more »

Trinity Photographic Essay by David Wargowski

From the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Trinity Photographic Essay Einstein Circle member David Wargowski, who is also on the advisory board of the Atomic Photographers Guild, is publishing hundreds of photographs on his social media accounts to mark the 75th anniversaries of the nuclear weapons era. Visit his work on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Exhibition: Nuclear Visions – The Atomic Photographers Guild


The John and June Allcott Gallery in Chapel Hill, UNC will be exhibiting APG members work in the exhibition Nuclear Visions: The Atomic Photographers Guild.The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) is an international collective of artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. APG was created in 1987 by Robert Del Tredici, with founding… Read more »

Harley Cowen upcoming exhibitions

APG member Harley Cowan has worked featured in “Notch Code,” a show of large format film in the current issue of the online magazine Light Leaked. Fourteen portfolios total were selected. and  an upcoming solo exhibit of my Manhattan Project portfolio at Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon for the month of August. There will be… Read more »

Preservation of the Manhattan Project

With an agreement signed on June 28, 2019, the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (pictured) are forging a new partnership to preserve the history of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age. This significant agreement will ensure that the Atomic Heritage Foundation’s extensive collection of oral histories, interpretive… Read more »

Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97

Ed Westcott, a photographer who documented life in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the secret city where uranium was enriched as part of the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb during World War II, died on March 29 at his daughter’s home in Oak Ridge, where he also still lived. He was 97. Read Richard Sandomir’s … Read more »

Harley Cowan joins the APG

B Reactor (1944)

The APG is pleased to announce the acceptance of Harley Cowan into the Guild. His large format series taken in 2017 of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Washington is an important addition to the APG archives and documents the exterior and interior of Reactor B, the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor which produced… Read more »

Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age by Gabrielle Decamous

Invisible Colors The Arts of the Atomic Age

Invisible Colors The Arts of the Atomic Age is a monumental work by Gabriele Decamous published by MIT Press that surveys the ways by which art, worldwide, can help make visible what has long been in obscurity – the effects of radioactivity, the lives of radiation-impacted survivors, and the politics of the nuclear age. Decamous’… Read more »

Black Mist Burnt Country The exhibition will be officially launched on 27 September 2016 at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney marking the 60th anniversary of the first British atomic test at Maralinga. It is scheduled to tour ten metropolitan and regional public galleries in four states until 2019. Taranaki, Hugh Ramage On 27 September 1956 the… Read more »


BOMBHEAD is a thematic exhibition organized by guest curator John O’Brian that explores the emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art. Strongly associated with obliteration and destruction, nuclear technologies have had a profound cultural and ecological impact since their development in the mid-20th century. Encompassing the pre- and… Read more »