Dorothea Lange photo of Japanese family is part of the upcoming exhibit at Arnold Art Gallery.

Beginning in 1942, one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history was the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans. Dorothea Lange’s re-discovered documentary photographs for the U.S. government provide a telling witness to this action in this documentary film that continues to resonate today.

 

Caption: Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965), Woodland, California. Families of Japanese ancestry with their baggage at railroad station awaiting the arrival of special train which will take them to the Merced Assembly center, 125 miles away, 1942, gelatin silver print, War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library.