Teresa Tamura

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Washington   ·  Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp (2013) was a documentary photo book project I began in 2001. I was born and raised in Idaho.
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In memory of Fumiko Hayashida –  Jan. 21, 1911 to Nov. 2, 2014

In memory of Fumiko Hayashida – Jan. 1911 to Nov.

Minidoka exhibit at Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, 2014 in Walla Walla, Washington.

Minidoka exhibit at Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery from Oct. 17 to Dec. 2014 in Walla Walla, Washington.

Gallery: The Minidoka Origami and Portrait Project

Buhl High School students create a traditional Japanese senbazuru and portraits of former Minidoka Relocation Center internees for a show at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts.

Three views of the same piece of wood from the historic Minidoka War Relocation Center.

The great Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai made woodblock prints.

'Minidoka': remembering the Japanese-American internment

Teresa Tamura’s book of photographs and essays, “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp,” captures the trauma of upheaval and resettlement experienced by Japanese Americans during World War II.

A scenic shot of Minidoka National Refuge

A scenic shot of Minidoka National Refuge

Minidoka memorial stone

Minidoka memorial stone

minidoka pilgrimage

minidoka pilgrimage

Minidoka County

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Eden, Idaho. Gerald, 5, David, 6 and Chester Sakura, Jr., 1-1/2 brothers. These little evacuees, along with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center, have just arrived here and will spend the duration at the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center.  Photographer: Francis Stewart

Eden, Idaho. Gerald, 5, David, 6 and Chester Sakura, Jr., 1-1/2 brothers. These little evacuees, along with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center, have just arrived here and will spend the duration at the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center. Photographer: Francis Stewart

Bainbridge Island National Exclusion Memorial in Washington, a satellite of the less-visited Minidoka National Historic Site, which is the former relocation camp. The Bainbridge Island location is a memorial to the community of Japanese-Americans who were removed from the island almost immediately after the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Bainbridge Island National Exclusion Memorial in Washington, a satellite of the less-visited Minidoka National Historic Site, which is the former relocation camp. The Bainbridge Island location is a memorial to the community of Japanese-Americans who were removed from the island almost immediately after the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Minidoka County Historical Museum : VisitIdaho.org

Minidoka County Historical Museum : VisitIdaho.org

Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho   (former Japanese Internment Camp during WWII)

Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho (former Japanese Internment Camp during WWII)