I’m standing next to Toyo Miyatake’s camera replica

I'm standing next to Toyo Miyatake's camera replica

Toyo Miyatake was interned at Manzanar during WWII. He had a successful photography studio before being forced to go to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in 1942. Although cameras were banned at Manzanar, Miyatake brought lenses with him and made a camera. A good bit of the photographs from Manzanar were taken by him (along with Ansel Adams and Dorthea Lange). I had the pleasure of meeting Archie Miyatake, Toyo’s son, who was also interned at Manzanar. Archie’s son Alan has continued the family legacy and runs Toyo Miyatake Studios in Los Angeles.

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