Two Views photo exhibit to shed light on a dark time
A new exhibit at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum (WDM) is hoping to shed some light on a dark time in history.
The Two Views photography show is a collection of photographs from the internment of Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
"After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, both Canadian and American governments forced the relocation of citizens of Japanese descent. These were people who were either American or Canadian citizens, but because of the fear, they were moved out of their communities," said Joan Champ, executive director of the WDM.
"They were only allowed to bring one suitcase and all of their belongings and their homes were sold," explained Champ of the 150,000 people who were forced to live in internment camps.
Sixty-six black and white photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank now tell the story of an internment camp in California and a temporary holding area in Vancouver's Hastings Park.
"I'm hoping when people see this, they will reflect on that part of our history."
The exhibit is at the WDM from August 4 until October 27.
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