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ERIC Number: EJ774988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Documentary Photography: Three Photographers' Standpoints on the Japanese-American Internment
Wenger, Gina L.
Art Education, v60 n5 p33-38 Sep 2007
Recent writings on visual culture and art education emphasize contemporary artists, artworks, and objects from everyday life as an avenue for exploring the images school-aged students confront. The use of contemporary images is a vital and significant curricular need. However, the relevance of historical artworks can offer avenues for analyzing equally provoking issues. By approaching historical artworks that relate to contemporary topics, students may learn more about themselves, their world, and history. It is for this reason that the author began to research and develop a curriculum on the documentary photographers of the Japanese American Internment Camps. This article describes this curriculum, the Japanese American Internment Camp at Manzanar, and student responses to the photographs without prior identification of the photographers. (Contains 4 figures 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A