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Semipalatinsk nuclear weapon testing area closed 25 years ago today

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It is exactly twenty-five years to the day of the signing of the presidential decree ordering the unconditional closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear weapon testing area. Nursultan Nazarbaev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the decree into law on August 29, 1991.  A copy of that decree is provided in Juri Kuidin’s book Nuclear Tragedy… Read more »

The Legacy of the Nuclear Age

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“Annie’s Fury” David Wargowski 2016 The Nuclear Forum of the World Social Forum presents a photographic exhibition by Robert Del Tredici and The Atomic Photographers Guild, The Legacy of the Nuclear Age. Monday August 8 Tuesday August 9 ESG UQAM Bldg / Room R-M140 315 St Catherine East Wednesday August 10 Thursday August 11 Friday August… Read more »

Through Post-Atomic Eyes

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Through Post-Atomic Eyes brings together an interdisciplinary group of artists and scholars to explore the complex legacy of the atomic age in contemporary art and culture. In what ways do photography and other lens-based art practices shed light on this legacy in the 21st century, and how has atomic culture shaped contemporary intersections of photography, nuclear industries, and… Read more »

Camera Atomica: Art Gallery of Ontario

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Several members of the Atomic Photographers Guild are a part of “Camera Atomica” at the Art Gallery of Ontario from July 8 – November 15, 2015. Photographs have played a crucial role in shaping perceptions of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Camera Atomica — guest-curated by writer, curator and art historian John O’Brian — is… Read more »

Atomic Amnesia: photographs and nuclear memory

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Atomic photographer, Jessie Boylan (Australia), has just had her essay ‘Atomic Amnesia: photographs and nuclear memory’ published in the Journal of Global Change, Peace and Security. This paper addresses the ways in which photography can illuminate that which is unfathomable, such as nuclear catastrophe. It discusses how chronicling the nuclear era through art can allow us… Read more »

American Ground Zero on Counterpunch’s best 100 Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century (and Beyond)

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Atomic Photographer Carole Gallagher has made Counterpunch’s best 100 Non-Fiction books of the 20th century list with her book American Ground Zero, The Secret Nuclear War See the list here: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/04/100-best-non-fiction-books-of-the-20th-century-and-beyond-in-english/ by ALEXANDER COCKBURN and JEFFREY ST. CLAIR As the clock clicked down on the arrival of the new millennium, Alex and I were bemused at… Read more »

SILENT BUT DEADLY : CHERNOBYL-FUKUSHIMA-SAN ONOFRE

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Atomic Photographer James Lerager is part of an exhibition on at BC Space in Laguna Beach, CA, called “SILENT BUT DEADLY : CHERNOBYL-FUKUSHIMA-SAN ONOFRE”. James Lerager has been photographing and documenting nuclear sites since the 1980s. His work has been widely exhibited and published. He is the photographer / author of the book “In the Shadow… Read more »

Mary Kavanagh joins APG

Mary Kavanagh is an artist, educator and arts administrator living and working in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, where she is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, at the University of Lethbridge. Since 2007, she has been developing a body of work that examines and documents sites connected to the development of… Read more »

Rocky Flats exhibition on 9News

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… Read more »