The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) is an international collective of artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. Created in 1987 by Robert Del Tredici, with founding members Carole Gallagher and Harris Fogel, the APG documents the history, impact and ongoing legacy of the atomic age – emphasizing nuclear weapons mass-production, atomic testing and proliferation, nuclear power, reactor accidents, radioactive waste containment, irradiated landscapes, and radiation affected populations.
Matsushige was the only photographer to document the atomic bombing of Hiroshima from within the city on August 6, 1945. Carole Gallagher’s work documents the damage done to down-winders of southern Utah living under clouds of atomic fallout from the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s and early 60s. Robert Del Tredici has photographed the US H-bomb factory complex, uranium mining in the US and Canada, nuclear waste sites and atomic survivors in the US and former USSR. Additional members come from Japan, Germany, the USA, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, and the Czech Republic. The APG’s growing membership engages the socio-political, discursive, ethical and ecological dimensions of the nuclear era.
Through exhibitions, screenings, publications and lectures, members of the APG actively disseminate their work, piecing together the fragments of what could be our darkest, most enduring legacy.
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