A-bomb Images

The Devastation of Hiroshima: A Record in Photographs – The City

The City

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was transformed into a burnt wasteland by the blast and heat from the atomic bomb. Scores of people instantly lost their lives and survivors have borne the tremendous trauma of this experience on their bodies and in their minds.

The Chugoku Shimbun offers 30 photographs which record the devastation of Hiroshima in the direct aftermath of the bombing. These photographs are divided into two groups: The City and Human Beings.

>>>  Human Beings
※Caution: Certain images may be unsettling. Discretion is advised.