Life In Manzanar Internment Camp

Ansel Adams is best known for his landscape photography, but during WWII he documented Japanese-Americans interned at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California. Adams wanted to show how “these people, suffering under a great injustice… had overcome the sense of defeat and dispair [sic] by building for themselves a vital community in an arid (but magnificent) environment.”

Farmer with cabbages

Farmer with cabbages

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Fashion designing class

Fashion designing class

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Tom Kobayashi

Tom Kobayashi

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Girl with volleyball

Girl with volleyball

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