Jean Mohr / ICRC

Photographs by Jean Mohr at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima

“War from the Victim’s Point of View – Photographs by Jean Mohr” was originally curated by the Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland, and has since traveled worldwide. In Japan, a unique outdoor event was organized at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, marking its first recreation in this format and the first outdoor exhibition ever held in the

The exhibition featured five hexagonal pods, replacing the conventional gallery setting. Each pod showcased curated chapters, artist texts, and introductions, symbolizing different aspects of life from a victim’s perspective. Positioned centrally, near the memorial and official museum, this innovative exhibition design transformed the space into a dynamic and interactive site, commemorating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan.

  • Organisers: Embassy of Switzerland in Japan / ICRC
  • Venue: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan
  • All photographic content: Jean Mohr / Musée de l'Elysée
  • Artistic direction: Oliver Franz
  • Exhibition design: Oliver Franz
  • Curatorial adviser: Lauren Hadler
  • Photography: Oliver Franz
  • Year: 2014