Sunday, October 25, 2009

Internment camps and institutionalised racism

(Photos in the public domain)
A number of people have asked about the photos taken by Dorothea Lange on the internment of Japanese Americans during WW II, a sad chapter in American history. Here are some more of Lange's remarkable photos, all censored until 2006. I find them absolutely compelling. If you wish to look there is good collection of Lange's photos on the Flickr photo sharing website here and here. On the same site that are also photos of the internment camps taken by other photographers.

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