Florida Fallout Shelters Focus Of Photography Project
For her ongoing series "Fallout," Jeanine Michna-Bales has been photographing Cold-War era nuclear shelters across the country, including the Jacksonville Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center. Wired interviewed the artists and has some photos from the project.
Michna-Bales chose fallout shelters related to the Cuban Missile Crisis because she lives in Dallas, and that was one of the cities that could have been under threat according to recently declassified documents. She shot her first shelter close to home, but has also traveled to cities like Jacksonville, Florida and even shot at President John F. Kennedy’s private atomic bomb shelter near his vacation home in Peanut Island, FL.