Then and now: Japanese-American WWII photo exhibit to open end of May

Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Historical Society’s website

The Japanese concept of gambatte is about triumphing over adversity. Encapsulating this spirit is a new exhibit opening at the Historic Fort Snelling starting May 27.

The exhibit chronicles the Japanese-Americans who persevered through their incarceration in Japanese internment camps back during the World War II through this display of part and present images. Historic photos, captured by War Relocation Authority photographers, such as Dorothea Lang, Tom Parker, and Ansel Adams, will be juxtaposed with contemporary images of the same individuals or their descendants from the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr., according to a press release.

“’Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit’ Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Then & Now” runs May 27 through October 28.


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