The exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II takes on particular significance at a time when political discourse is highly polarized, as it focuses on an event that many in the United States would like to forget, as it contradicts the image of the triumphant, just, and democratic America coming out of the Second World War.
The exhibition is organized chronologically and shows how the process of discrimination was implemented, the internment proper, followed by the opening of the camps after the war. It showcases photographs and other images of varied nature and origin, such as pictures by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, as well as Toyo Miyatake who was among the detainees. The exhibition further focuses on the different forms of resistance organized by the Japanese Americans before and during their internment.
International Center of Photography
250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 USA
January 26, 2018 to May 06, 2018