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.”

1. Farmer with cabbages

2. Fashion designing class

3. Tom Kobayashi

4. Girl with volleyball

5. Hidemi Tayenaka, woodworker

6. Mrs. Nakamura and her daughters

7. Tojo Miatake Family

8. Manzanar street scene

9. Tom Kobayashi

10. Roy Takeno’s desk

11. Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

12. Cemetery monument

13. Noon mess line

14. Farm workers

15. Mementos in the Yonemitsu household

17. Frank Hirosama in a laboratory

18. School children

19. Reading the newspaper

20. Calisthenics

21. Town Hall meeting

22. Mr. Matsumoto surrounded by children

24. Aiko Hamaguchi with patient

25. Relocation departure

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