Michael Wolf • Colossal

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

“Given the magnitude of the event, and its immense historical significance, we have few photographs of post-bomb Hiroshima. This is no accident. On September 18, 1945, just over a month after Japan surrendered, the U.S. government imposed a strict code of censorship. They suppressed the few images taken by Japanese photographers and banned all non-military photographs of the city, the original Ground Zero (this was the first time the phrase was used).” Adam Harrison Levy • Design Observer

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