[Robert Ross photographing Tule Lake concentration camp from watchtower, Newell, California, ca. 1943]
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Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata
1 copy negative : b&w; ; 120 mm
Title provided by cataloger.
Robert Ross stands in watchtower photographing Tule Lake concentration camp in Newell, California during World War II, ca. 1943. Man in hat and coat stands with back to viewer at left holds a camera to his eye, focusing on a wide flat land covered with barracks which held Japanese Americans. Mountains in distance. Vertical column in shadow at right.
Mr. Robert Loss [sic] was born in Yokohama, grew up in Sendai. He was a member of the reporter.
Robert Ross was the reports officer for the WRA and part-time official photographer at Tule Lake. Jack Iwata and Ross worked together in making many photographs with Ross taking credit for photographs in order to protect Iwata because the latter was supposed to be restricted to darkroom work and prohibited from taking photographs.
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