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A Lookback at the Decades-Long Embargoed Incarceration Camp Photos "Dorothea Lange's photographs of the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II were embargoed for thirty years." http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/densho-revisits-30-...
"Lange had personal misgivings about the work, according to Densho: She told a friend that she was "appalled" by a "federal government who could treat its citizens so unjustly." The organization said she was also frustrated by the WRA's censorship, which explicitly banned Lange from photographing barbed wire and bayonets. She quit after just a few months, but not before producing "a body of work that at once captured the inhumane actions of the US government and the humanity of the individuals being forced to leave their lives behind for the 'crime' of Japanese ancestry. The federal government, seeing these photographs as potentially damaging press, embargoed them for 30 years, according to Densho. They were released for public viewing in 1972, when they were featured in the landmark traveling exhibition, Executive Order 9066." ‎· ronin
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