The Missing Link
For his project “The Missing Link”, Max Ernst Stockburger collected over 70,000 photos of the development, use and aftermath of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. By juxtaposing these images, he creates visual connections between the laboratories and the destroyed cities and examines how technology and science are changing the way we perceive the world. Using image recognition software, Stockburger creates a hyperlinking network of images, blurring the boundaries between test sites and damaged cities, perpetrators and victims, creation and destruction. The installation will be completed on August 6, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Max Ernst Stockburger (1988)
German photographer Max Ernst Stockburger works at the intersection of traditional and conceptual documentary photography. With his projects, he investigates the influence of digital technology and globalization on daily life. He is currently studying at the University of Applied Art in Bielefeld. Stockburger and has been nominated for the 2020 C / O Talent Award in Berlin. His work has been shown at various international events such as the Hamburg Triennale in 2018. He collaborates with renowned institutions such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.