Previously Censored Photos From WWII Japanese Internment Camps

Most people are familiar with Depression-era photographer Dorthea Lange, but while you probably have seen her Works Progress Administration photographs, you may not have seen her photos from the WWII Japanese internment camps. The reason you haven't seen them is pretty simple -they were censored at the time and not released until 2006. 

The photographer was hired by the government to document the relocation of Japanese-Americans in 1942. But Lange had a habit of capturing her opinions in her photography and the military commanders did not like what she had to say about the internment.

You can see more of the incredible and heart-breaking images and read what Lange had to say about the camps over at Counter Current News.


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