View of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Early in the Morning from Manzanar – the Japanese Internment Camp, Owens Valley, California. October 2014 http://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm
Category: Landscape, Manzanar Tagged: Inyo mountains, Japanese American, Japanese Internment camp, landscape, Manzanar, National Historic Site, National Park Service, Owens Valley, Photography, relocation centers, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Timothy S. Allen, WWII
Thank you. I traveled to Manzanar to take photos at dusk and dawn. I’m try to portray the isolation and primitiveness of the remaining Japanese internment camp. There will be more images to follow.
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Thank you. It was very cold and isolated. Not the spot where the Japanese interns would have favored after living in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
I feel as if I’m standing right on the road. I love how it works – the shadowed landscape with the splash of light on the mountains. Such a desolate, yet beautiful, place, though as you say, not one the displaced Japanese were in any position to appreciate. I look forward to the rest of your photos, Tim!
Thank you so much for your kind words and understanding of the situation.
Tim, what a wonderful photograph. I have read books about Manzanar and seen movies about it. I like your image best, maybe because it doesn’t contrive the story for me. And so in reply to Chelsea’s comment above you made that great connection about how the cold would be unpleasant for the interns. I had never thought about that.
I was impressed that you didn’t choose to show a photograph of the camp, but instead one of the road leading away, the road all those interns probably looked at every day as they wondered how paranoia had imprisoned them in that place and whether they would ever walk that road to freedom.
I really like this.
Thank you so much for your involvement in this discussion. Yes, on the road. I wanted to start this series with an image of isolation. It is nice to know that I’ve accomplished this in some degree.
Thank you but cold and lonely.
Brilliant photo! thanks
Thank you. It is a beautiful place but so isolated.
Cool photo of the wide open road!!
Thank you. The feeling of “wide open” seems to fit this entire area. Isolated would be stronger word.
Great shot, love the light!
Thank you. Early morning in the valley was quite wonderful but it was also very cold.
Absolute cracker there!
Thank you. Definitely, not like your plush environmental images but as breath taking.
And what would have happened should one of the USA’s ‘guests’ decided to walk that road to the mountains.
The camp was surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers. Some did get away but they had their race and ethnicity against them.
WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Absolutely fabulous shot!
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