Elusive Truth—Four Photographers at Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake
Gerald H. Robinson,
Return of a classic!
Introduction by Archie Miyatake
In 1942 the United States government declared 110,000 American Japanese residents a threat to national security and incarcerated them in eleven relocation camps around the country. This book tells the story of one such camp, Manzanar, located near Lone Pine in the Owens Valley on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.
These four renowned photographers photographed Manzanar and its residents at various time throughout its three year existence, telling the Manzanar story from four different perspectives. Taken together, they offer a glimpse of the elusive truth of relocation camps—a cautionary and poignant tale of pain, injustice, and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and oppression.
While all the photos vividly tell parts of the story, the work of Miyatake carries the greatest resonance and show the most compassion. A camp resident who had long been a close friend of Edward Weston, Miyatake had to smuggle in lenses and film and surreptitiously build a lightproof box to begin his record of camp life because, as a camp resident, he was not allowed to possess a camera, even though photography had been his trade for more than 20 years.
Second Edition published January 2008 with improved reproduction of the photographs
112 pages, 8" x 10", cover photograph by Ansel Adams, 60 full-size photographs, bibliography, index, end notes. Published by Carl Mautz Publishing.
ISBN 1-887694-24-2 trade paper
Books and Maps on Related Topics:
Arizona Real Photo Postcards by Jeremy Rowe
The Lovely Sea View A Study of the Marine Photographs
Published by Gustave Le Gray, 1856-1858 by Ken Jacobson
Dassonville--California Photographer (1879-1957) by Peter Palmquist; Researched and edited by Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann
The Savage View--Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon Photographer by Bradley W. Richards, M.D.
The Remarkable Carlo Gentile—Pioneer Italian Photographer by Cesare Marino
Photographers in Arizona 1850-1920--A History and Directory by Jeremy Rowe
The Essential Geography of the United States of America by Imus Geographics
Monterey Bay Map by Bluewater Maps
Notebooks From the Emerald Triangle by A Novel by Bill Bradd
The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed. by Bob Lorentzen
The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition by Bob Lorentzen
Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine by Sharon Giacomazzi
Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico by Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker and Michael Vasey; Photographs by Jeff Bisbee
Walking in Beauty; Growing Up with the Yurok Indians by Harry K. Roberts
Gold Fever, Part Three: The Path to Civil War by Ken Salter
Lacrosse Playing Cards by Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
Sierra Stories; Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues by Gary Noy
Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra—A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs by Sharon Giacomazzi
Pomegranate Roads; A Soviet Botanist's Exile from Eden by Gregory M. Levin, translated by Margaret Hopstein