Nagasaki Journey Archive

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Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 238-7559
http://www.mopa.org/
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Nagasaki Journey Archive
Dates: 1993-1998
Collection Number: 2001.040
Creator/Collector: Beaver, Chris
Extent: 11 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
Online items available
Repository: Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, California 92101
Abstract: The collection consists of material relating to curation of the Nagasaki Journey exhibition, including printed material, press, correspondence, contracts, audiovisual materials, slides, and photographs. The collection includes over 100 8x10 reference prints of Yosuke Yamahata’s photographs, and negatives produced from the August 10, 1945 photographic expedition of Nagasaki.
Language of Material: English

Access

Stored on-site at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Open for research by appointment only. Contact the Edmund and Nancy K. Dubois Library for information.

Publication Rights

Copyright © 2001. Museum of Photographic Arts. All Rights Reserved. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute the material herein for educational, research, and not-for-profit purposes, without fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is hereby granted, provide that the copyright notice and this paragraph appear on all copy productions and distributions. A fee may apply for commercial use, for more information; contact The Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. tel: 619-238-7559, ext: 216. Some limitations apply. All 119 Yosuke Yamahata photographs remain copyrighted by Shogo Yamahata, KM House 3E, 4.7.12 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, tel/fax: 3-3447-1223, email: sy@syamahata.com.

Preferred Citation

Nagasaki Journey Archive. Museum of Photographic Arts

Acquisition Information

Gift, Christopher Beaver of IDG Films, 2001.

Biography/Administrative History

Christopher Beaver is an award-winning producer, director and writer of films dedicated to human rights, freedom of expression, and the global environments. His films include the Emmy Award winning documentary Dark Circle; Between Dreams and History; Secrets of the Bay; and Tales of the San Joaquin. Beaver, along with film director and writer Judy Irving, founded the Independent Documentary Group (IDG), a nonprofit organization that produces a variety of films and media centered on human rights and the environment. Beaver was the Exhibition Curator for Nagasaki Journey, and co-produced and directed the correlating exhibition film. Nagasaki Journey opened in three cities simultaneously in the summer of 1995 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. It featured photographs by Yosuke Yamahata taken on August 10, 1945, which form a comprehensive record of the effects of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of material relating to curation of the Nagasaki Journey exhibition, including printed material, press, correspondence, contracts, audiovisual materials, slides, and photographs. The collection includes over 100 8x10 reference prints of Yosuke Yamahata’s photographs, and negatives produced from the August 10, 1945 photographic expedition of Nagasaki. The collection is arranged in seven series: Series I. Administrative. Series II. Organizational Binders. Series III. Organizational Files. Series IV. Archival, Printed, and Reprinted Materials. Series V. Audiovisual Material. Series VI. Slides. Series VII. Books.

Indexing Terms

War photography—Japan
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Exhibitions
Yamahata, Yōsuke, 1917-1966--Exhibitions
Beaver, Chris--Archives
Black-and-white slides
Photographic prints

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