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Chris Steele-Perkins
British, b. Burma 1947
From the Archive
Dec 29, 2015
‘Comfort Women’ was the term used to disguise the use of women as sex slaves to the Japanese military during the Pacific (Second World) War. It happened throughout the South Pacific region that Japan controlled, including Korea. Some of the Korean women have been particularly courageous and outspoken about what happened to them and have formed a group fighting for recognition of the crimes committed... More...
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Sep 17, 2015
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor led a protest march through central London on 17 September to campaign for "human rather than political" responses to the refugee crisis. The artists each carried a tatty, grey blanket as a symbol of the needs of the world's refugees on the 12 km walk, stating that this issue "concerns everybody". Magnum photographer Chris... More...
Aug 11, 2015
(10 years ago Chris Steele-Perkins visited Hiroshima with writer Miyako Yamada to document the stories of Hibakusha - Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the twelfth of a series of posts in which we'll share their recollections of the horrifying events that occurred 70 years ago.)

Ms. Senji Yamaguchi. Born 1930. 14 years old at time of Nagasaki bombing.

“No... More...
Aug 10, 2015
(10 years ago Chris Steele-Perkins visited Hiroshima with writer Miyako Yamada to document the stories of Hibakusha - Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the eleventh of a series of posts in which we'll share their recollections of the horrifying events that occurred 70 years ago.)

Ms. Fujie Yamada. Born 1923. 22 years old at time of Nagasaki bombing.

August... More...
Aug 7, 2015
(10 years ago Chris Steele-Perkins visited Hiroshima with writer Miyako Yamada to document the stories of Hibakusha - Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the tenth of a series of posts in which we'll share their recollections of the horrifying events that occurred 70 years ago.)

Dr. Tatsuichiro & Mrs. Sugako Akizuki. Born 1916 and 1918. 29 and 27 years old... More...
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