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Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and WWII
Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, image size 15"x19", platinum-palladium print with pastel.
Prints are numbered and signed by the artist

From 1983 to 1985, Joan Myers photographed the remains of the ten concentration camps. she traveled to Idaho, Wyoming, California, Colorado, the salt flats of Utah, the desert of Arizona, and the swamps of Arkansas.
Today, some of these sites have been cultivated for farmland, but most are nearly as inhospitable as they were forty years ago. The hastily constructed buildings and sentry towers are gone, but extremes of temperature, clouds of dust, and poisonous snakes abound.