Photographing the Nuclear World
A unique and engaging exploration of how the camera lens has shaped public perceptions of the atomic age and its legacy of anxiety. The images featured are extremely vivid and were taken by famed photographers including Weegee, Barbara Kruger, Sandy Skoglun and Garry Winogrand from some of the greatest nuclear events to ever happen.
John O'Brian is a curator, art historian and writer who has published more than a dozen books. He has taught art history at the University of British Columbia since 1987. During his tenure as the Brenda & David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies, UBC from 2008 to 2011, he explored the engagement of photography with the atomic era in Canada.