Talk on Bill Manbo’s Heart Mountain Photographs

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“Camera in Camp: Bill Manbo’s Photographs of Heart Mountain” will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. (at First Street) in Little Tokyo.

Billy Manbo clutches a barbed-wire fence. (© 2012 Takeo Bill Manbo)

Billy Manbo clutches a barbed-wire fence. (© 2012 Takeo Bill Manbo)

Historian Jasmine Alinder will give a lecture on photography and Japanese American incarceration that will feature the work of Bill Manbo, who was imprisoned in Heart Mountain in Wyoming. Alinder will place Manbo’s rare color photographs in the context of work by other famous photographers of that time, including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Carl Iwasaki.

Alinder is author of “Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration” and contributing author to “Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II.”

In conjunction with the exhibition “Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II,” which closes on Sunday, Aug. 31.

For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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