Monday, 29 June 2009
Children of the Atomic Bomb!
I saw this the other day, linked on Metafilter, and the pictures just aren't leaving my head.
Survivors - in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the time the U.S. dropped atom bombs on their cities - drawing and painting their memories of that experience, part of a project by UCLA Professor, Dr. James N. Yamazaki (who has a book by the same name). Simply put, these pictures, and their brief explanations, convey the horror of those days in August 1945 better than any photos or written descriptions I have ever encountered.
Truly, this is the art therapy of atrocity, taken to a far extreme. You are warned.