Ansel Adams and the Japanese-American internment camp
This remarkable set of images by Ansel Adams spotlights a little known facet of the US home front during the second world war. Adams was invited in 1943 to document the daily life of the Japanese citizens interned during the conflict. As he said at the time, "The purpose of my work was to show how these people, suffering under a great injustice, and loss of property, businesses and professions, had overcome the sense of defeat and despair by building for themselves a vital community in an arid (but magnificent) environment."
The full set of photos can be viewed in this article at HBC Press.