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Hiroshima: Centre of an Atomic Blast – in photographs

The United States remains the only country to have used atomic weapons outside of testing conditions. At least 140,000 people died in Hiroshima, the vast majority within minutes of the bomb detonating. Another 74,000 died three days later in a second bombing in Nagasaki. “Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Mr Obama said in a historic address at the city’s Peace Memorial Park. The bombing had shown that “mankind possessed the means to destroy itself,” he said. Mr Obama said the memory of Hiroshima must never fade: “It allows us to fight complacencies, fuels our moral imagination and allows us to change.” As Obama visits the city, Magnum photo agency have collated the photographers whom have documented how the city’s people have lived on in the years since those fateful days in August 1945, chronicling the bombing’s aftermath, recovery, and remembrance. Maybe the most significant of those photographers was the late American photojournalist Wayne Miller. In September 1945, only one month after the bombing of Hiroshima, Miller photographed the blast site, the …


BJP Staff