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Metal Objects, (From the Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II)

Metal Objects, (From the Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II)

Artist: Joan Myers (American, born 1944)
Date: 1984 (printed 1993)
Medium: platinum- palladium print
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Myers, 2017
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Object number: 2017.5.17
Description
Throughout her series Whispered Silences, Myers uses the camera to convey the solemn, isolated landscapes of former Japanese internment camps, highlighting physical ruins and abandoned objects. Her photographs of utilitarian objects carry an emotional poignancy while simultaneously presenting the objects with an archeological importance. The isolation of the objects within the frame implores their careful observation. The details of each object speak to their history while also serving as testimony to the resiliency of human spirit.
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