Event at CDS for Acclaimed Book “Colors of Confinement,” Thursday, September 27

Bill Manbo's bother-in-law, Sammy Itaya, and wife, Mary Manbo. Photograph by Bill Manbo.

Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II showcases sixty-five stunning images from a rare collection of color images taken by Bill Manbo, an internee at a Japanese American internment camp in the early 1940s. On September 27, editor Eric L. Muller will give a presentation on the photos at the Center for Documentary Studies and sign copies of the book. Colors of Confinement has received wide acclaim since its publication in August 2012 by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. Stories have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Picture ShowNPR’s photography blog.

Editor Eric L. Muller on Colors of Confinement
Thursday, Sept. 27, talk at 7 p.m., reception and book signing to follow
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St. Durham, North Carolina
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In this audio slideshow, Muller talks about his impressions of Manbo’s photographs, taken at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, and some of the history behind the internment camps.


The slideshow was created by Center for Documentary Studies digital arts and publishing intern Joel Mora; the audio is from Muller’s interview with communications intern Matt Phillips.

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