Contribute a photograph to commemorate the atomic bombing anniversary
In little more than a week, the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the destruction by atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Organizations around the world, Atomic Reporters included, plan to commemorate these events. As well as supporting more enterprise reporting by journalists about nuclear related issues Atomic Reporters is offering communication skills and a platform for young people to express their views about nuclear weapons.
The voices of the world’s youth are getting louder, not only protesting the lack of political movement to prevent climate change, but to offer a reminder of another existential threat, the more than 13,000 nuclear weapons on the planet, 1,800 of them at high alert.
Not only do we want to find ways to amplify these young voices to the rather muted conversation about nuclear dangers, we also want to see them. We want to ask you, young or not so young, to show us at Atomic Reporters your impressions, memories or thoughts in photographs on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary.
This is not a photo contest but an opportunity to contribute to a visual debate that can take many expressions, using photography. We will post selected works on the Atomic Reporters website for three days up to the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima on 6 August and Nagasaki on 9 August.
There are no special guidelines for what sort of image you should contribute, except that it should be an original photograph of which you are the sole author and copyright owner and follows these guidelines.