"Suffering Under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
"Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar, contains photographs taken by noted photographer Ansel Adams documenting life at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California. In addition to documenting life within the internment camps, this collection also allows viewers to study Adams' darkroom techniques and how they shaped the pictures that he created. A special addition to this collection is the text of the book "Born Free and Equal" which provides a collection of the Manzanar images as well as text describing the experience of the Japanese Americans held there.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Related Collections and Exhibits
- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
- Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
- Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
- Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters during WWII
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