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Photographs of Japanese American Internees & Their Families, Then & Now

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Paul Kitagaki
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From the exhibit: Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, Triumphing over Adversity

On this edition of Your Call, distinguished photographer and videographer Paul Kitagaki discusses his new book, Behind Barbed Wire: The Search for Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II.

Kitagaki spent 14 years searching for families who were interned and created a visual documentation of their stories. What can we learn from Japanese-Americans who survived internment and overcame injustice, racism, and wartime hysteria?

Guest:

Paul Kitagaki, photographer, videographer and author of Behind Barbed Wire: The Search for Japanese-Americans Incarcerated During World War II

Web Resources:

KCET: Enduring Spirit: The Photography of Paul Kitagaki Jr.

National Geographic: Why One Photographer Spent Years Recording the Lives of Interned Japanese Americans