INSTITUTE FOR THE HARMONIOUS DEVELOPMENT OF ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Nucleus

Since 2009, P.W. Voigt has been collecting vintage photographs on nuclear research, the development of the atom bomb and the United States’ first rockets. They were taken during the nineteen thirties and the nineteen seventies. They are press images, for instance, about how you can survive a nuclear attack, or photographs that national laboratories commissioned to document their activities. The childish enthusiasm and the scientific innocence displayed in the photographs can be viewed as the blueprint for contemporary scientific expeditions to unknown territories. In the current transition from paper to digital archives, many of the unique images have landed on the free market indirectly – first entire archives were sold, after which their new owners broke them down into pieces.

Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017 NUCLEUS | Imagining science
Der Aa-kerk Akerkhof 2, Groningen
Opening hours 22 Oct – 26 Nov 2017
Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:00h to 18:00h

Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.
Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.
Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.
Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.
Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.
Part of the exhibition installation at the Noorderlicht Nucleus Photo Festival 2017.

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