Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams recounts one of the darkest moments in the history of the United States, one that the distinguished author John Hersey referred to as “a mistake of terrifyingly horrible proportions.” It is a story of ignorance and prejudice, but it is also a story of perseverance and nobility. What happened should never be forgotten so that it should never happen again.
This exhibit features fifty photographs by Ansel Adams of the Japanese American relocation camp in Manzanar, California, during World War II. These photographs were the subject of his controversial book Born Free and Equal, published in 1944 while the war was still on, protesting the treatment of these American citizens. Also included in the exhibition are more than twenty-five various photographs, documents, and works of art that further record this era.
Made possible by The Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund and the Sandra & Monroe Trout Art Exhibitions Endowment Fund both within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Exhibition organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
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