John O'Brian curated a collection of nuclear energy and bomb photography that documents the strange history of the devastating weapon. O'Brian notes that photography played an important role in the development of nuclear bombs and came across numerous images of curious individuals, bomb testing sessions, protests and even bomb shelter viewings.
The photographs were important for scientists who could examine and record their work and were used to garner public support for nuclear testing. In the late 40s, Hollywood production companies were hired to photograph and document the process which created cinematic depictions of the horribly dangerous weapon. Other images however, attempt to expose the dangerous effects of nuclear testing, including photographs of areas with devastation and disaster.
This Photo Series Traces the History of Nuclear Bombs
1. Nuclear Bomb Photography - Photography played an important role in the development of nuclear bombs and continues to document their history.
2. Public Support for Nuclear Testing - Photographs were used to garner public support and create cinematic depictions of nuclear testing.
3. Exposing the Dangers of Nuclear Testing - Photographs were used to capture the devastating effects of nuclear testing and raise awareness.
1. Photography - The photography industry can explore new ways to document and showcase the history of nuclear bombs.
2. Film Production - Film production companies can leverage cinematic techniques to create impactful visuals related to nuclear testing.
3. Activism/advocacy - The activism/advocacy industry can utilize photographs to raise awareness about the dangers of nuclear testing and advocate for change.