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Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

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In 1942, Bill Manbo(1908-1992) and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented 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 ha ...more
Hardcover, 122 pages
Published August 13th 2012 by University of North Carolina Press
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Jan C
Mar 10, 2017 Jan C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not sure it occurred to me that the WWII Internees wouldn't have any pictures but this book shows how rare those photographs were. It also provides inside looks to life inside the camps, what their activities were, how they bridged the gap between the Japanese society the parents had grown up in and the American that their children embraced, despite being behind barbed wires.

The pictures are excellent.
Jenny
Jul 31, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it
I got this book for the photographs and at first, I wasn't planning to read the included essays. I am so glad I did read them. One essay gave background on the photographer, Bill Manbo. One was written by a man interned in Heart Mountain as a teenager. The two essays I found most interesting were the last two: one discussed cameras and the others discussed social histories and perspectives on the internment. Originally, cameras were confiscated as one of a number of contraband or dangerous items ...more
Braeden
Aug 24, 2014 Braeden rated it it was amazing
"The collection of photographs featured in this book allows us to view the internment in full, living color....the widely diverse colors of internee experience..."

I wanted this book because I have never seen the camp experience in anything but black and white. In color I could experience the camp more accurately as internees, like my grandfather, most likely remember. The essays that accompany the beautiful pictures are stimulating and original. They help readers examine the camp in more empath
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Don Witzel
Jan 19, 2016 Don Witzel rated it it was amazing
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A historical window to interment camps. Japanese Americans trying to live a "normal" life. The photos and writing are powerful. A sad period (choice) of our great country. Just another layer of the complex era of WWII. Thank you all involved in this.

"I'm an American,but I've got a Japanese face-what am I going to do?"
Annette
Jun 21, 2013 Annette rated it it was amazing
This is an impressive collection made poignant by the very normal-type pictures taken at the "containment camps".
Linda Harkins
Oct 13, 2014 Linda Harkins rated it really liked it
Most interesting!
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Nov 30, 2012 David Gallin-Parisi rated it really liked it
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Raddest pilot outfit I've ever seen. Empty yet fulfilling-feeling photos.
Salena
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Wonderful photographs and writing.
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