Capital Chat 11/02/21

    Capital Chat

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 - 13 minutes

    Ben Huff’s work, Atomic Island, is a contemporary portrait of the largely abandoned Cold War outpost of Adak. The island, instrumental in the disruption of a mainland advance during WW2, and later as a nuclear submarine surveillance post, was abandoned by the Navy in 1997. At its height, the island housed over 6,000 people, today less than 75 call Adak home. Huff uses his own large format color photographs, mixed with archival images from the State Archives, to show the past and present of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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