Through the Lens of Ed Westcott

05:00 pm - 06/03/2016

@ UT Downtown Gallery

106 S Gay St
Knoxville TN  37902



In 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers relocated James Edward Westcott to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and assigned him the task of official photographer for the Manhattan Project - a massive wartime effort to produce the first atomic bomb. As secrecy of the project was paramount, the "atomic" city was fenced, and communication with the oustide world was limited. What is more, no cameras were allowed inside its boundaries.

Thus, Westcott became not only the official phtographer for the Manhattan Project, but he also became the sole photographer of the social and recreational events of Oak Ridge. It is only through Westcott's photographs that the visual history of Oak Ridge can be appreciated.

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