Photographs of Japanese American Internees & Their Families, Then & Now
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?
Paul Kitagaki, photographer, videographer and author of Behind Barbed Wire: The Search for Japanese-Americans Incarcerated During World War II
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