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In the centre of Hiroshima stands a huge pile of origami. Above this place, on August 6th 1945 an atomic bomb detonated. I took the photographs in October 1991. Children from all over Japan travel to this pile to leave their origami contribution. Photographs of those killed as a result of the blast are also added. I did see the better known skeletal "Peace Dome" not far away, yet had no idea that this more eloquent memorial existed. I also did not know that a visit and donation to this memorial is a required part of the school curriculum in Japan.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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