Fb2 Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero ePub
by Joe O'Donnell
|Category:||Photography and Video|
|Subcategory:||Photo and Art|
|Publisher:||Vanderbilt University Press (April 15, 2008)|
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has been added to your Cart. For more than twenty years, Joe O'Donnell worked for the United States Information Agency, photographing . presidents, world leaders, and unfolding history.
has been added to your Cart. When he died in 2007, controversy erupted over his mistaken claims late in life to several iconic photographs of Truman and the Kennedys. The photographs in Japan 1945 are from the 4x5 negatives in the possession of his widow.
In September 1945 Joe O'Donnell was a d Marine Corps photographer .
In September 1945 Joe O'Donnell was a d Marine Corps photographer wading ashore in Japan, then under American occupation. bombing raids in Japanese cities, including not only Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also cities such as Sasebo, one of the more than sixty Japanese cities firebombed before the atomic blasts.
Marine’s Photographs from Ground Zero, photos by Joe O'Donnell. Info from a pending documentary of Joe O'Donnell by David Tower. Japan 1945: Images of . Clark Hoyt, "Pictures Worth a Thousand Questions", New York Times, September 16, 2007. Japan 1945 : A U. S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero.
Japan 1945 : A U.
For more than twenty years, Joe O'Donnell worked for the United States Information Agency, photographing .
Marine photograph Joe O'Donnell documents the destruction of many cities and includes photographs of the victims that were censored at the time by . But he also captures the human face of a people beginning to look beyond the devastation.
O'DONNELL, JOE (Author) Vanderbilt University Press (Publisher). Navy war photographs, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Harbor a collection of official . British navy planes blast airfield in japan.
Joe O’Donnell’s photos were displayed for the first time in Europe and Japan, and in 2005 they were put into a book published by Vanderbilt University Press, "Japan 1945: A . He would gain recognition around the world for his wartime photos – but the attention came with controversy that demanded the son to rise up as a protector of his father's legacy.
Some of the photographs that had been attributed to O'Donnell were actually shot by other photographers. Marine’s Photographs from Ground Zero, photos by Joe O'Donnell. A photograph of a saluting John F. Kennedy Jr. during the funeral for his father in 1963 was taken by Stan Stearns for United Press International, not by O'Donnell.
In addition to the official photographs he turned over to his superiors, O'Donnell recorded some three hundred images for himself, but following his discharge from the Marines he could not bear to look at them. He put the negatives in a trunk that remained unopened until 1989, when he finally felt compelled to confront once more what he had he had seen through his lens during his seven months in postwar Japan.
Now, for this remarkable book, seventy-four of these photographs have been assembled. The images of destruction--a panorama of Ground Zero at Nagasaki, a lone building still standing near the Aioi Bridge at Hiroshima, a fourteen-year-old burn victim lying in a coma--are, of course, wrenching beyond words. But the book includes hopeful images as well, and these are equally affecting--children playing on a road, young girls carrying their infant siblings on their backs as they go about everyday routines, geishas performing a traditional dance, Marine boots mingled with Japanese sandals outside a church entrance.
Exhibited in Europe and Japan during the 1990s, O'Donnell's photographs were first published in book form in a 1995 Japanese edition. This edition, the first to appear in the United States, includes an additional twenty photographs and will bring O'Donnell's eloquent testament to the horrors of war to an even wider audience.