A must-read considering the political climate and treatment of immigrants today
Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu is well researched and beautifully constructed–bringing to life the remarkable life of Midori Shimoda. The story is not only incredibly interesting and well told, but is also a must-read considering the political climate and treatment of immigrants today. It is impossible to not be deeply disturbed by the treatment of Midori and Japanese immigrants during and following World War II. Midori was an honorable man who can inspire us all by his perseverance, despite the endless and senseless obstacles put in his way. His passion, love, and talent for photography makes his life even more exciting to read about, and it certainly should make us rethink who we consider being the great American photographers in US history.