Under the cloud
Featuring the recent works of Naomi Kramer, the photographs were inspired by the commemorative services in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in August 2005 to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the first and hopefully last resort to nuclear warfare.
The title of the exhibit, Under the Cloud refers primarily to the mushroom clouds, which cast a horrific eternal shadow over the people of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and indeed all of humankind. The exhibit also reflects the photographer’s belief that apart from a nuclear threat humanity continues to persevere under the clouds of conventional warfare, genocide, poverty, and the insidious destruction of the environment. The photographs reflect man’s capacity for annihilation while conveying a measure of hope in the resiliency and perseverance of human endeavour.