Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata is an exhibit of sixty photographs taken in Nagasaki on August 10, 1945, the day after the atomic bombing of that city. The exhibition was presented as part of the world's observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima -- remembered world-wide in the summer of 1995.

The exhibition had an unprecedented, simultaneous three-city opening in late July, 1995 at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, the International Center of Photography, New York, and Chitose Pia Hall, Nagasaki. Its main components are sixty photographs, a twenty-eight minute film, and a 128-page bilingual book.

The photographs in Nagasaki Journey were printed from a completely new set of digitally-restored negatives. While some of Yosuke Yamahata's photographs have been seen publicly in the fifty years since the bombing, this was the first comprehensive exhibition of the archive, and its first publication outside of Japan.

Exhibition Itinerary:

Friends of Photography/ Ansel Adams Center for Photography
250 Fourth Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 495-7000/FAX 415 495-8517. e-mail:
Contact: Carrie Mahan
Exhibition dates: July 19-September 3, 1995

International Center of Photography (Uptown)
1130 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128
(212) 860-1777/FAX 212 360-6490 Contact: Phyllis Levine
Exhibition dates: July 21-Sept 24, 1995

Chitose Pia Hall
Nagasaki, Japan c/o NHK TV
(011-81) 958-21-3124/FAX (011-81) 958-25-7331 Contact: Mr. Tadaichi Tanaka
Exhibition: August, 1995

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