I have some books of Ansel Adams' photographs, and have seen some exhibits of his images. But I'd never seen this: Ansel Adams' Japanese-American internment camp photographs.
Elizabeth VanderMeer has a great little piece at Photography Blogger. It is worth checking out. Another place to go is the Library of Congress website.
Ansel Adams wrote, "Out of the jostling, dusty confusion of the first bleak days in raw barracks they have modulated to a democratic internal society and a praiseworthy personal adjustment to conditions beyond their control. The huge vistas and stern realities of sun and wind and space symbolize the immensity and opportunity of America--perhaps a vital reassurance following the experiences of forced exodus."
|By Ansel Adams via Library of Congress|