Atomic America

“How do you capture this in images? Why doesn’t the nuclear age have its Michael Angelo doing last judgements? Because it’s a profound issue and affects everyone.”

James Crnkovich’s latest photo book Atomic America depicts the Cold War’s people, places, and things that flourished in the atomic age in the USA. Photos document the Cold War obsession with all things nuclear from Minute-man Missile Silos and Presidential Fallout Shelters to Atomic Laundries, Mushroom Cloud-Shaped Vegas Hotels, and Nuclear Test Site cops and protesters.

James Crnkovich:


The book features photos spanning thirty years and features an afterward by Robert Del Tredici, founder of the Atomic Photographers Guild, who concludes the book with a suite of 30 images of our nuclear reality from Chernobyl to Fukishima.

Robert Del Tredici:


Felix Del Tredici


Crnkovich and Del Tredici will speak about Atomic America on Thursday, June 11, 7-9 PM at the Trident Booksellers and Café, 940 Pearl St., Boulder. The event will include a performance by Felix Del Tredici of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech on the bass trombone.


Felix Del Tredici: