Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar


  • Jul 27 2010 1:09 PM

    Kathyleen Bishop

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In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II. For the first time, digital scans of both Adams's original negatives and his photographic prints appear side by side allowing viewers to see Adams's darkroom technique, in particular, how he cropped his prints.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 12

    Topics: Principles of Democracy, United States, California, Immigration and Migration, World War II


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