In this week's Hot Off The Press, Catherine Edelman speaks with Michael Koerner about his newest body of work Hibakusha. This new series pays respect to those that passed away and those that survived the atomic bombings in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The work will be exhibited in an upcoming exhibition opening July 10.
“I decided to make large tintypes that look like families, or people. I hope viewers will look at these images and reflect on what happened so many years ago and honor those that survived and perished from this nuclear disaster.”
"All the plates are purposely void of color, except silver, which is intrinsic to the tintype process. By eliminating the blue and green hues that are prominent in my recent work, the images take on a haunting glow, reminiscent of the light that appeared in the skies over Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
Michael Koerner's exhibition Hibakusha: A tribute to the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings will open on July 10, with the opening reception from 12-7pm.