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

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

In 1943, Ansel Adams, 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.


Image credit: Entrance to Manzanar, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams. Library of Congress

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