Ansel Adams at Manzanar
November 11, 2006 through February 18, 2007
From 1943 to 1944, Ansel Adams made a number of trips to the Manzanar concentration camp, located in California’s Inyo County to the east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Several months after his last visit, Adams wrote to his friend Alfred Stieglitz that this was one of the most profoundly moving experiences of his life.
Adams’ photographs capture the stark lives of thousands of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II and remain among the most powerful photographic records of the camp experience as seen through the lens of an American master.
Organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Ansel Adams at Manzanar includes more than 50 vintage prints from the collections of the Library of Congress; Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona; Honolulu Academy of Arts; and the Japanese American National Museum.
The Los Angeles presentation of Ansel Adams at Manzanar is made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Aratani Foundation, Sumi Fukushima Hughes, Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation, Samuel T. Naito, Cindy Omiya, Michael & Karen Schneickert, William G. & Carol K. Ouchi, and Gordon Yamate & Deborah Shiba, D.D.S.
Additional support was provided by Bruce T. & Frances M. Kaji, Sidney & Minnie Kosasa, and Sanbo Sakaguchi, M.D.
Media sponsors: LA 18 KSCI-TV and The Rafu Shimpo.
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