© Ken Domon, 1950s, Hiroshima

In the process of healing and creating a truly original visual language, Japanese photographers at first sought to directly record the bombing’s devastation.

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As one of the most important memorials to the Hiroshima bombing, Ken Domon’s book Hiroshima (1958) employs respectful, yet unflinching gravure images to document the bombing’s atrocities.

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