BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20110601T000000Z DTEND:20110828T000000Z DESCRIPTION:After the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Hiroshima o n August 6\, 1945\, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of ima ges of the bomb's deadly effect. President Truman dispatched some 1\,150 military personnel and civilians\, including photographers\, to record th e destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. The goal of the Survey's Physical Damage Division was to photograph and anal yze methodically the impact of the atomic bomb on various building materi als surrounding the blast site\, the first &quot\;Ground Zero.&quot\; The haunting\, once-classified images of absence and annihilation formed the basis for civil defense architecture in the United States. This exhibiti on includes approximately 60 contact prints drawn from a unique archive o f more than 700 photographs in the collection of the International Center of Photography. The exhibition is organized Erin Barnett\, Assistant Cur ator of Collections. SUMMARY:Hiroshima: Ground Zero URL:/en/events/2011/06/01/hiroshima-ground-zero/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR