To the Village Square – a photojournalist’s collection of anti-nuke images that span the last 40 years

Although the No Nukes slogan hearkens back to a louder, more passionate era of demonstrators of the 1970s, To the Village Square is a stark reminder that nuclear disasters are still happening, and that it still takes a village of voices – and images – to raise awareness.

Photojournalist Lionel Delevingne, who moved from France to the US in the 1970s, has been documenting the “No Nukes” crusade for almost four decades through his raw and striking photographs. His candid images of passionate demonstrators and disaster-stricken regions and their victims have been published in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic, and many other publications. From the protestors of the Seabrook Station in Massachusetts to the disasters of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, Delevingne has captured the emotions, devastation and unity brought about by the anti nuclear movement.

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  1. I am among the many thousands of people who helped stop the Seabrook and Shoreham nuclear power plants from opening.

    As a huge supporter of science I really like the theory of nuclear energy. As an observer of the human condition I am concerned about the danger of concentrating so much risk (safety, economic, political, and security risk.) We (humans) are not very good at assessing and planning for low-probability/high-impact dangers. So my opposition to proliferation of nuclear energy remains, at present, while I acknowledge that our continued burning of coal (for example) is a current and ongoing poisoning that should not be ignored.

  2. ssam says:

    Anti-nuke fear is the reason we still get most of our power from fossil fuels.

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