|Classmates #1, Roger Shimomura|
(via Hallie Ford Museum of Art)
Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.
A number of Shimomura's early works address his childhood experiences at the internment camp of Minidoka during WWII...More images at his Seattle gallery.
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