hiroshima

[photography]

“A few vague human silhouettes were found, and these gave rise to stories that eventually included fancy and precise details. One story told how a painter on a ladder was monumentalized in a kind of bas-relief on the stone façade of a bank building on which he was at work, in the act of dipping his brush into his paint can…”

here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1946/08/31/hiroshima

*image courtesy of the roger-viollet collection

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