Clay Lipsky's comic yet unsettling photo series Atomic Overlook places nuclear bomb testing in the present, in a world where tourists flock to witness the mushroom clouds.
Imagine if the advent of the atomic era occurred during today’s information age. Tourists would gather to view bomb tests, at the "safe" distances used in the 1950s, and share the resulting cell phone photos online. Broadcast media would regurgitate such visual fodder ad nauseam, bringing new levels of desensitization. The threat of atomic weapons is as great as ever, bit it is a hidden specter.
See the series at Lipsky's website. Link -via Flavorwire