Since the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the world has watched the growth of the nuclear arms race, primarily through information about escalating defense budgets, a profusion of “we/they” propaganda, and occasional revelations of nuclear plant accidents.
Robert Del Tredici has researched the Bomb in all its manifestations. He has travelled to Japan and other international locations, and across North America to document the workings of 7 of the 10 U.S. nuclear plants that mass produce materials and parts for nuclear warheads. Through photographs and text he has documented the workers, victims, creators and critics of the Bomb.
The exhibition is accompanied by a poster produced by the Gallery, and the book At Work in the Fields of the Bomb, published by Harper & Row in 1987 (including an introduction by Jonathan Schell).
Supported by the Canada Council.