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Chandler Sunset Library

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4930 W. Ray Rd. Chandler AZ
Chandler, AZ 85226 United States

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January 2017

Art of the Internment Camps: Culture Behind Barbed Wire

January 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fahlman, Betsy

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1942 WWII Executive Order 9066 forced the removal of nearly 125,000 Japanese-American citizens from the west coast, incarcerating them in ten remote internment camps in seven states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Government photographers Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Ansel Adams documented the internment, and artists Toyo Miyatake, Chiura Obata, Isamu Noguchi, Henry Sugimoto, and Miné Okubo made powerful records of camp life. Arizona’s two camps (Gila River, Poston) were among the largest,…

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