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08/21/2021 - 10/31/2021
Greenville, SC

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Time & Location

August 21 – October 31
Upcountry History Museum (Greenville, SC)


Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams consists of fifty photographs taken by famed Western landscape photographer Ansel Adams of the Manzanar Relocation Center between 1943 and 1944. The Manzanar Relocation Center, located 220 miles northeast of Los Angeles, opened in March 1942 and operated through November 1945 as a confinement site for more than 11,070 Japanese Americans. During the camp’s operation, four leading American photographers – Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Dorothea Lange, and Toyo Miyatake – documented the physical, cultural, and psychological conditions of camp life. Crafted from different angles, their combined work reveals the complex human responses to internment and its obvious social injustices.

Visit the Upcountry History Museum website to learn more.

This event is supported through the CGP Education Grant for Grassroots Exchange & Education.

Related Events

On September 21, the museum will host TODDLER TIME! for children to explore Japanese culture and traditions.

On September 22, during the museum’s Lunchbox Learning, Dr. Vernon Burton of Clemson University will discuss Japanese American Internment and his book Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court.

On October 20, the museum will host Life in an American War Relocation Camp. Special panelists Catherine Ladnier, Greg Robinson, and Karen Korematsu will discuss everyday life for Japanese American citizens that were denied their freedom and rights due to their Japanese ancestry in a hybrid in-person/virtual lecture.

During the exhibition, educators can book a field trip: School Field Trips – Upcountry History Museum

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