Bombardier - Taken with a NIKON D5500

John L. Doyle (1939-2010)
Mid to late 20th century
United States
Gift of Gary I. Katz

World War II (1939-1945)

The windows we look through to see the U.S. bombardier are unmistakably those of a B-29 bomber. As if in space, the Bombardier rides on a bomb through the night sky, preparing to drop it down to Earth. Where is he dropping his bomb? Who will suffer? Doyle gives us no insight on the victims. Instead, we see again how technology enables indiscriminate killing at great distances–the bombs are dropped on “targets” and not human beings.

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