Documentary Photography & Japanese American Internment

Documentary Photography and Japanese American Internment

Dover Public Library
Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 PM

The intention of this presentation is to question whether War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographs of the evacuation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II were value free documents or instruments of propaganda that reflected the political and racial views of both photographers and their government sponsors. Prominent among the photographers under discussion are Ansel Adams, Hikaru Iwasaki, and Dorothea Lange.

This program is presented by Dr. Jim Curtis. The program is made possible by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

For more information, please call the library at 302-736-7030.