How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb

Now show­ing on the New York Times web site, a haunt­ing video slideshow called “Cap­tur­ing the Atom Bomb on Film.” It fea­tures 23 arrest­ing images of atom­ic bomb tests con­duct­ed by the US mil­i­tary between 1945 and 1962. The images (all orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the 2007 book How to Pho­to­graph an Atom­ic Bomb) are accom­pa­nied by an audio record­ing of George Yoshi­take. Now 82, he’s one of the few sur­viv­ing cam­era­men to cap­ture these destruc­tive weapons in action.

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