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DAYLIGHT BOOKS

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 56 color.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2013
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CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 98   

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Elin O'Hara Slavick: After Hiroshima

Published by Daylight Books
Text by James Elkins.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Elin O'Hara Slavick: After Hiroshima</I>.On August 6, 1945, the US bomber Enola Gay released an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people instantly (with another 70,000 dying by year’s end from their injuries). While many are aware of the bombing, its aftermath is less well documented, and the US in particular has paid little attention to preserving a visual record. American artist Elin O’Hara slavick (born 1965) presents her photo essay as an attempt to address--historically, poetically and visually--what disappeared as well as what remains in Hiroshima. Her photographs of the city and of artifacts from its Peace Memorial Museum collection are images of loss and survival, with the trope of exposure--to history, light, radiation, the sun--at their core. Slavick intends After Hiroshima as an act of ethical seeing that addresses the irreconcilable paradox of making the barbaric visible, as artist, viewer and witness.
"This remarkable photographic essay brings to us with harrowing clarity the state to which we have descended--and what may lie ahead if we cannot cure ourselves of the pathology that has brought us this far." --Noam Chomsky

Featured image is reproduced from Elin O'Hara Slavick: After Hiroshima.

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Artist Elin O'Hara slavick traveled to Hiroshima to document the city. Her book includes rubbings of bombed objects and surfaces.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/23/2013

elin o'Hara slavick: After Hiroshima

elin o'Hara slavick: After HiroshimaThis week the world struggles with news that chemical weapons may have been used upon civilians, including children, in Syria. Coincidentally, this month marks the sixty-eighth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, by the United States. So this weekend we are featuring an image from After Hiroshima, elin o'Hara slavick's somber yet beautiful new monograph from Daylight Books, which was reviewed this week in both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Noam Chomsky writes, "The atomic bombing of defenseless Hiroshima was not only a human calamity of immense proportions, but also a warning to all of the fragility of human survival, as the endless human quest to achieve limitless capacity for destruction reached the point where the suicide of the species may not be far off. This remarkable photographic essay brings to us with harrowing clarity the state to which we have descended – and what may lie ahead if we cannot cure ourselves of the pathology that has brought us this far." continue to blog


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