Max Ernst

The Missing

About the

Hyperlinking History          
With the support from various institutions across Japan and the United States, Max Ernst Stockburger created a unique archive of photographs documenting the development, use, and aftermath of the atomic bombs. This unique collection consists of more than 60,000 images retrieved from 13 different international archives.

Stockburger’s archive however does not follow the traditional mode of organization. Fascinated by the fact that the bombs themselves were the only physical token connecting the laboratories and the bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki he started looking for visual and semantic similarities in his collection. He created a hyperlinked network of images, blurring the borders between testing grounds and damaged cities, perpetrators and victims, creation and destruction.

Read more about this project at the

British Journal of Photography

Max Ernst Stockburger 2020 — Berlin/Tokyo