The art: John Swope, Hamamatsu, September 6, 1945.
The news: “Seeing tragedy in Japan, through the camera’s double lens,” by Philip Kennicott in the Washington Post. About halfway through Kennicott’s essay I thought to myself, “He’s thinking about John Swope.” And there, at the end of the piece, Kennicott comes around to Swope. Good writers make readers feel good.
The source: “A Letter from Japan: The Photographs of John Swope,” at the Hammer Museum in 2006. The exhibition’s catalogue is beautiful and thought-provoking.
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