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Photographer Imagines Nuclear Explosions As Tourist Attractions
By John Yong, 02 Aug 2012
California-based photographer, Clay Lipsky, has created a series of photographs where he imagines tourists gathering at a distance to watch nuclear bombs exploding.
In his series called ‘Atomic Overlook’, he describes it as decontextualizing the legacy of atomic testing to keep the reality of ‘our post-atomic era fresh and omnipresent’—speaking also on the current state of our work and our fascination with voyeurism and the culture we live in.
He envisions that in the event that an atomic bomb explodes, tourists would gather at a ‘safe distance’ to view the explosion—sharing photos taken on their cellphones on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In Lipsky’s words, “I can only hope that mankind will never again suffer the wrath of such a destructive force, but it is clear that the world would not hesitate to watch.”
[via Clay Lipsky]
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