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June 16, 2015

Amazing Snapshots of Everyday Life of Hiroshima, Japan in 1958

A collection of photographs taken by the French actress Emmanuelle Riva, shot while she was in Hiroshima shooting the Alain Resnais film Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959).


In this arresting shot, Riva captures a child gazing directly at the camera.

A baby’s pushchair and crib stand on the street, as children play in the background.

Two girls read in the street outside simple wooden constructions.

A child rides on the back of a bicycle on an unpaved road.

Elementary school students’ uniforms are similar to those often worn today.

A man with a fishing net wears geta, traditional Japanese wooden sandals. Once again, children stare curiously at the camera – or, perhaps, at the photographer.

Boys fishing in the Ōta river, with the bombed-out genbaku dome just visible in the background.


Emmanuelle Riva, photographed on the set of Hiroshima, Mon Amour in 1958.

(via RocketNews24)




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