Born Free and Equal

Ansel Adams’ book Born Free and Equal, about the World War II internment of Japanese Americans in Manzanar Relocation Center, California, is available in digital form on the Library of Congress web site. Nancy Newhall, who organized a 1944 exhibit of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, also wrote a review. Peter Marshall writes about the history behind Adams’ work in Manzanar. In Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Adams noted that Dorothea Lange’s "earlier photographs of this tragic event have priceless historical value." Four of Lange’s photos documenting this era,  Raphael Weill School — 1942, are accessible at the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. About 20 images by Lange and Clem Albers are downloadable in Powerpoint format.

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