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Sim Chi Yin
One is the only country to have tested nuclear weapons in the 21st century.
The other is the first country to have tested and used them. North Korea and the United States are at two ends of the nuclear equation – but today are locked in a dangerous cycle of threats and counter-threats.
Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin travelled 6,000 kilometers along the China-North Korea border and through six states in United States, to create a series of diptychs reflecting on humans’ experience with nuclear weapons, past and present.
Sim Chi Yin was commissioned as the Nobel Peace Prize photographer to...

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Left: Hatches over silos which in the 1970s held missiles meant...
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USA. November, 2017. Hatches over silos which in the 1970s held...
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October, 2017. The North Korean city of Hyesan, about 120km from...
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Left: A border guard in his sentry post on the China-North Korea...
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October, 2017. A border guard in his sentry post on the China-North...
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USA. November, 2017. Minuteman II Missile, South Dakota. / A...
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USA. November, 2017. The control room at the Oscar-Zero Missile...
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USA. November, 2017. The deputy commander's desk at the Oscar-Zero...
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USA. November, 2017. The commander's launch control panel at...
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USA. 2017. Shoes left behind by former personnel at the Oscar-Zero...
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USA. November, 2017. Two floors below an abandoned radar and...
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USA. 2017. An elevator button on the second level of the Stanley...
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USA. 2017. The gutted interior of the second underground level...
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USA. November, 2017. Inside an anti-ballistic missile defense...
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USA. 2017. The exhaust and air intake stacks for the underground...
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USA. November, 2017. An anti-ballistic missile defense radar...
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USA. 2017. ‘Cuban Missile Crisis Matryoshka Dolls’.
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USA. 2017. The W-80 warhead developed by Los Alamos National...
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USA. 2017. An antenna used by crew members of missile site 571-7,...
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USA. November, 2017. Rocket refueling suits inside the Titan...
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USA. Novemberm 2017. The desk of a commander in a control room...
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USA. 2017. A console inside the Launch Control Center (LCC) of...
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USA. November, 2017. A Titan II Missile in its silo at a former...
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USA. Novemberm 2017. A decommissioned Boeing B52 bomber at the...
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USA. 2017. B52s held in reserve for the US Air Force at the Davis-Monthan...
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USA. 2017. ‘Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer’.
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USA. 2017. Paperweight; a piece of trinitite from the site of...
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USA. 2017. An M9 Assault Mask worn historically by workers inside...
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USA. 2017. A mannequin from the 1950s, of the same make as those...
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USA. 2017. Switch, timing and firing signal relay, DN-11, c....
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USA. 2017. Survey meter, Cutie Pie, Weston Model 306, c. 1950s;...
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USA. 2017. This telephone was used on the Nevada Test Site, now...
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USA. 2017. "Survival Pak" produced by Survival Products, Inc....
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USA. 2017. This device is a type of radiation counter, similar...
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USA. 2017. Steam rises from the Columbia River Generating Station,...
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USA. 2017. The C Reactor, which was completed in 1952, was the...
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USA. November, 2017. The B Reactor at the Hanford Site, Washington...
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USA. 2017. The Yakima River, which flows just south of the Hanford...
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USA. 2017. The Hanford High School building is one of the only...
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USA. 2017. An original sign from the Hanford Site sits in an...
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USA. 2017. The main control panel of the B Reactor at the Hanford...
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USA. 2017. Pressure gauges in the control room of the B Reactor...
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USA. 2017. This instrument was used to monitor the temperature...
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USA. 2017. These are caps for the 2,004 aluminum process tubes...
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USA. 2017. A diagram of the internal layout of the B Reactor...
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USA. 2017. A radar tower inside the Nevada National Security...
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USA. November, 2017. Atop a hill looking into the Nellis Air...
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