BIKINI ATOLL 06.02.03

BIKINI ATOLL 06.02.03

Due to sustained atmospheric American nuclear testing from 1946-1958, Bikini Atoll is so radioactive as to be uninhabitable today. The 1954 15-megaton hydrogen bomb detonation BRAVO, 2.5 times as powerful as predicted, succumbed to fickle winds that blew the radiation debris cloud back over the Atoll and the surrounding area, creating the worst radiological disaster in the Nation’s history. America’s largest nuclear test, BRAVO’s power equaled 1000 1945 Hiroshima bombs. 

Hand-made book of 15 aerial and surface images shot by the photographer in 2003. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome 3 pigment inks, adhered with archival Gudy 831 double-sided pressure adhesive. Archival stability well exceeds c-print standards. Custom box by John DeMerritt Bookbinding, Emeryville, CA. Edition of 10, signed on rear cover.

 

   00. COVER: Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

00. COVER: Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   01. Over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

01. Over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   02. Over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

02. Over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   03. Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5      

03. Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

 

   04. Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003      From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

04. Clouds Enroute Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5


   05. Bikini Island, Radioactively Uninhabitable Since 1954, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

05. Bikini Island, Radioactively Uninhabitable Since 1954, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 


		
	
	   06. Reef, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5      

06. Reef, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

 

    07. Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1952 MIKE Crater, 10.4 Megatons, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 07. Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1952 MIKE Crater, 10.4 Megatons, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   08. Crater From 1952 MIKE Device, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

08. Crater From 1952 MIKE Device, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   09. Crater From 1952 MIKE Device, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

09. Crater From 1952 MIKE Device, Elugelab Island, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   10. Debris From the Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1954 BRAVO Crater, 15 Megatons, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

10. Debris From the Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1954 BRAVO Crater, 15 Megatons, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   11. Debris From the Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1954 BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

11. Debris From the Mile-Wide, 200’ Deep 1954 BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

    12 Radioactive Bunker Facing BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 12 Radioactive Bunker Facing BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   13. Radioactive Bunker Facing BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003    From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

13. Radioactive Bunker Facing BRAVO Crater, Nam Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   14. Inside Radioactive Photographic Bunker Built In 1956, Aomon Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003       From   Bikini Atoll 06.02.03  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

14. Inside Radioactive Photographic Bunker Built In 1956, Aomon Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003

 

From Bikini Atoll 06.02.03; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5


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