Defining Courage Exhibition
TRAVELING: Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience
From July of 2017 to early 2020, GFBNEC launched its traveling exhibition entitled, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience, in partnership with 10 communities across the United States and funded through a Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant.
Portraits of Courage: Photographs by Shane Sato
Funded by the Aratani Foundation, Portraits of Courage debuted in May 2018 at GFBNEC’s exhibition space in Los Angeles. The twelve large portraits within the exhibition are designed to travel and tell the story of the brave Japanese Americans veterans of WWII.
These Americans of Japanese ancestry came from remote prison camps or the plantations of Hawai’i to fight for their county. Taken over eighteen years, Sato’s intimate portraits chronicle the heroes of the most highly decorated military unit in American history and offer a rare glimpse into each veteran’s personal story.
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