Colors of Confinement

Colors of Confinement Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II - Documentary Arts and Culture

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Synopsis

In 1942, Bill Manbo and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings, using Kodachrome film, a technology then just seven years old, to capture community celebrations and to record his family's struggle to maintain a normal life under the harsh conditions of racial imprisonment. Colors of Confinement showcases sixty-five stunning images from this extremely rare collection of color photographs, presented along with three interpretive essays by leading scholars and a reflective, personal essay by a former Heart Mountain internee.
The subjects of these haunting photos are the routine fare of an amateur photographer: parades, cultural events, people at play, Manbo's son. But the images are set against the backdrop of the barbed-wire enclosure surrounding the Heart Mountain Relocation Center and the dramatic expanse of Wyoming sky and landscape. The accompanying essays illuminate these scenes as they trace a tumultuous history unfolding just beyond the camera's lens, giving readers insight into Japanese American cultural life and the stark realities of life in the camps.

Book information

ISBN: 9780807835739
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition 1
DEWEY: 940.531778742
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 1140g
Height: 229mm
Width: 254mm
Spine width: 21mm