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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Yosuke Yamahata

Dates:  1917, 6 August - 1966, 18 April
Born:  Singapore
Died:  Japan
Active:  Japan
 
  
A Japanese military photographer between 1940-1942 working in China and other occupied areas. In 1942 he returned to Japan and continued to work as a military photographer. An atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945 and he photographed the aftermath of the devastation the following day. Taking over a hundred photographs that day a selection were published in Mainichi Shinbun (21 August 1945). These images were restricted by GHQ (General Headquarters) of the Allied Powers after the war and it was after this restrictions were lifted in 1952 that they were published in LIFE magazine on 29 September 1952.

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