Manzanar

 All photographs on this page are Ansel Adams from the archives of the American Memory Project unless otherwise indicated.


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I love the faces of these Japanese Americans and the many lives, hopes, and dreams which they represented. They didn't choose this time or this place in their lives, yet their spirit triumphed over it all. For some, bitterness and resentment followed them the rest of their lives and robbed them of their youth, their health, and their families. For others, their willingness to forgive, in spite of the scars, allowed the Spirit of God to prosper them and restore what fear had robbed them of.

These are some of the true heroes of a fearful time in our country. They, along with the many men and women who served and died for their country are the ones to be remembered. Those who spread fear and imprisonment will ultimately be long forgotten, but the faces of these who represented real freedom will live on in the heart of God and in the hearts of men and women for all time.

ahio
Ahio Matsumoto
(commercial artist)

bert
Bert Miura
(pattern maker)

hidimi
Hidimi Tayenaka


Dennis Shimizu

fumiko
Fumiko Hirata

hidimi
Hidemi Tayenaka
(woodworker)

kay
Kay Kageyama

bunkichi
Bunkichi Hayashi
(project attorney)

sumiko
Sumiko Shigematsu
(power machines foreman)




kishio
Kishio Matoba

matsuro
Mitsuo Matsuro
(fireman)

dennis
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Shimizu

ryie
Ryie Yoshizawa
(dress making instructor)

nurse
Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

nurse
Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi and patient

tatsuo
Tatsuo Miyake

mori
Mori Nakashima
(student of divinity)

sam
Sam Bozono
(policeman)




teruko
Teruko Kiyomura
(bookkeeper)

tetsuko
Tetsuko Murajami
(secretary)

yaeko
Yaeko Nakamura

yeko
Yeko Yamamoto

yonehisa
Yonehisa Yamagami
(electrician)

yuri
Yuri Yamazaki
(high school student)



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