Friday, November 10, 2006

New Dorothea Lange Photos

On Nov. 6, the New York Times reported on a trove of 800 new Japanese internment camp photos by Dorothea Lange unearthed at the National Archives. The photos were impounded by the government back when Ms. Lange took them and she never saw them again.

Quoting from the NY Times article:
During the winter of 1942, in the first heated months of America’s war with Japan, the United States government ordered tens of thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to report to assembly centers throughout the West for transfer to internment camps.
The new photos show the stark reality of the lives of these people at various camps, Hayward, Calif. and Tanforan, California.

The pictures have been published in a book called Impounded by W.W. Norton.Take a look at some Ansel Adams' photos of the internment camps...a shocking contrast.

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