ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Commissioned by the federal government, Dorothea Lange’s seemingly innocent photographs of Japanese-Americans from the early 1940s document something clearly sinister. The racially motivated relocation and internment of more that 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
Suppressed for the duration of the war, some defaced by military personnel, the photographs were quietly deposited in the National Archives, largely unseen and unpublished for decades.
Dorothea Lange’s work is perhaps more relevant than ever. With our current political climate, Japanese-Americans are no longer the targets but the government’s intent remains the same. Lange’s images are an important reminder of a lesson some have not taken to heart.
Additional contemporary photographs by Emilio Flores, Keith Skelton and Armando Arorizo
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.
Exhibition dates: Saturday 20, July 2019 to Sunday 4, August 2019