“Capturing a City’s Emotion in the Days After 9/11”


By James Estrin Sep. 7, 2016
Nina Berman photographed the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Later she put some of those images together in diptychs and triptychs.
Ms. Berman lives in New York and is a member of the photographer-owned photo agency Noor. She spoke with James Estrin about her post-Sept. 11 work as well as her projects “Purple Hearts — Back From Iraq” (Trolley, 2004) and “Homeland” (Trolley, 2008). Their conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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August 9, 1945: “Fat Man” is dropped over Nagasaki

In pictures: Nagasaki bombing~ http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-33769566
What Nagasaki looked like before and after the bomb~ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/09/what-nagasaki-looked-like-before-and-after-the-bomb/?tid=pm_world_pop_b

Nagasaki Official Visitor Guide: Peace Park~ http://visit-nagasaki.com/spots/detail/209
The Art of Peace, Nagasaki~ http://nuclearfutures.org/the-art-of-peace-nagasaki/


August 6, 1945: Enola Gay drops 5-ton bomb over Hiroshima

Masao Ohki, Symphony No. 5 “Hiroshima”

Composed in 1953 (eight years after the city’s bombing, and coinciding with the end of the American occupation of Japan), its six inner movements were inspired by six paintings by Iri and Toshi Maruki (the score’s original title was The Hiroshima Panels ), framed by a Prelude and Elegy.   FROM https://arkivmusic.com/


Paintings bring Japan’s hellish aftermath into vivid focus

Against Forgetting: Three Generations of Artists in Japan in Dialogue about the Legacies of World War II

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum WesSite~ http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng