- Introduction -
-Gallery Guide - Text Panels -
- Adams's Manzanar Images - Additional Works Images -

- Exhibition Info - Schedule - Contact -







MANZANAR
THE WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS OF
ANSEL ADAMS


This exhibition features fifty photographs by Ansel Adams of the Japanese American relocation camp in Manzanar, California, during World War II. These photographs were the subject of his controversial book Born Free and Equal, published in 1944 while the war was still on, protesting the treatment of these American citizens.

Adams's Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography. Although a majority of the photographs are portraits, the images also include views of daily life, agricultural scenes, and sports and leisure activities.

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, in his essay for the exhibition writes, “This exhibition recounts one of the darkest moments in the history of the United States, one that the distinguished author John hersey referred to as ‘a mistake of terrifyingly horrible proportions.’ It is a story of ignorance and prejudice, but also a story of perseverance and nobility. What happened should never be forgotten so that it should never happen again.” Johnson continues, “This is not only an art exhibition, a history lesson, or a study in race relations; it is all three. My hope is that it educates us about an unfortunate moment in our country’s history that must be better understood. It also should serve as a warning as to what can occur when emotion and fear overwhelm clarity and courage.”

These Adams Manzanar photographs from 1943 were shown in the exhibition BORN FREE AND EQUAL: An Exhibition of Ansel Adams Photographs, organized by the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science in 1984 and are later prints from the original negatives in the Library of Congress.

Also included in the exhibition are more than twenty-five various photographs, documents, and works of art that further record this era.

An eight page gallery guide has been published for the exhibition.

The exhibition will premiere at the Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, in January 2014, and then be available for circulation through 2016.

The exhibition is organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions,
Los Angeles, CA.








To further enchance the subject the following addtional photographs, documents and works of art are also included:

A first edition copy of Adams’ 1944 book, "Born Free and Equal”

1 vintage photograph by Ansel Adams - "A Photograph of Yosemite", ca. 1938, vintage gelatin silver print

3 reproductions of Dorthea Lange photographs of Japanese-Amercan relocation

1 anonymous photograph of Dorthea Lange in the act of photographing Japanese-Americans being evacuated

1 watercolor of a camp by an internee

1 original 1942 poster announcing the "Civilian Exclusion Order" that announced the need for Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to be rounded up to be sent away to be imprisoned

7 original magazine covers and 1 poster which document the virulent anti Japanese attitute present at the time. These reflect the emotional underpinnings and hysteria that led Preseident Roosevelt to issue the "Civilian Exclusion Order"

1 watercolor by Henry Minakata of one of the Relocation Camps 3 original drawings by the famous artist, Chiura Obata, who was imprisoned in the Topaz Camp

3 orginal photographs: - Japanese attack Peal Harbor, Baldwin H Ward [U S , 20th century] 7:55 A M , December 7th , 1941

- Honolulu Star Bulletin December 7th , 1941

- A policeman frisks one of the Japanese-Americans arrested in round up which followed Japan's declaration of war on the United States, Norfolk, Virginia, December 8th, 1941

ents and works of art are also included:












 


 


MANZANAR
THE WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS OF
ANSEL ADAMS

Exhibition Loan Information

Contents:

78 works in total

- 50 Ansel Adams photographs (framed size 16 x 20).

- 28 various photographs, documents and works of art

- 7 text panels

- detailed wall labels

Lecturer:
Curater, Robert Flynn Johnson,
Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation,
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Publication:  
8 page gallery guide
Space Req:
150 – 200 running feet approx.
Loan Fee:
On request
Insurance: 
Exhibitor responsible 
Shipping: 
Exhibitor responsible 
Req:  
Appropriate security
Contact:

Photographic Traveling Exhibitions

E-mail: info@a-r-t.com

Tel: 310 397 3098

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Exhibition Schedule
as of 01/24/14

2014

Jan 4 – March 29
Jundt Art Gallery, Gonzaga University,
Spokane, WA


April 15 – Dec 31
OPEN

2015


Jan 1 – May 3
Palm Springs Air Museum,
Palm Springs, CA


May 21 – August 21
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI


September 15 – January 15, 2016
Skirball Museum
Los Angeles, CA


2016

OPEN

 

2017

OPEN



- Introduction -
-Gallery Guide - Text Panels -
- Adams's Manzanar Images - Additional Works Images -
- Exhibition Info - Schedule - Contact -


For additional information or to schedule dates contact:

Photographic Traveling Exhibitions
E-mail: info@p-t-e.org
Tel: 310 397 3098


The exhibition is organized by
Photographic Traveling Exhibitions.