Hibakusha Portraits Exhibition Opens in Tokyo

Japan 2024
People viewing photos at an exhibition
The “Portraits of the Hibakusha: 80 Years Remembered” exhibition on display in Tokyo [© Seikyo Shimbun]

On March 15, the exhibition “Portraits of the Hibakusha: 80 Years Remembered,” created by a UK-based NGO 80,000 Voices in collaboration with photographer Patrick Boyd and supported by the SGI (Soka Gakkai International), opened at the Soka Bunka (Culture) Center in Tokyo, Japan. Gina Langton, director of 80,000 Voices, which promotes nuclear abolition through art, and Mr. Boyd sent a joint message to the opening ceremony. The exhibition features 52 black and white portraits of hibakusha from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with their words. The portraits are printed using lenticular printing, which produces images with a three-dimensional effect. The exhibition will run until May 31.