Wednesday, February 21, 2007

100 SUNS

Between 1945 and 1992 the United States detonated 1,149 nuclear test explosions. Until 1962 the tests were conducted in the atmosphere and oceans. 106 of the 216 above-ground blasts were exploded 63 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. The remain-ing were detonated at the Enewetak or Bikini Atolls in the Pacific Ocean.

100 SUNS present 100 photographs , the artist rephotographed from the U.S. National Archives and therecords of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

those archive images, crediting the original cameramen in captions.

The re-photo-graphed images depictabove-ground tests at or shortly after themoment of explosion.

015 Sugar, 1.2 Kilotons, Nevada, 1951, 2003, archival inkjet print, 20 x 16 inches

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