Kikuji Kawada
A Death by A-Bomb, a Summer Jacket of a Junior High School Boy, from the series The Map, 1960-1965

Artwork Info

Artwork title
A Death by A-Bomb, a Summer Jacket of a Junior High School Boy, from the series The Map
Artist name
Kikuji Kawada
Date created
gelatin silver print
9 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (24.1 × 18.4 cm)
Date acquired
Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust and collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase)
© Kikuji Kawada
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

Photographer Kikuji Kawada discusses Chizu (The Map) (1960–65), his series on the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, the Japanese military, and the post–World War II economic boom in Japan. He describes how he was able to capture sublime and sometimes terrifying aspects of these subjects through abstracted detail.

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