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[Freelance photographer Akihiko Okamura, California, October 7, 1966]

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[Freelance photographer Akihiko Okamura, California, October 7, 1966]
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California, October 7, 1966

(96.267.912)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, October 8, 1966, English and Japanese sections.

Freelance photographer Akihiko Okamura from Tokyo, Japan sits on couch, California, October 7, 1966. Man in V-neck sweater over white shirt sits on a couch, leaning elbows on thighs. Building visible through window in background.

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Typed on original envelope: Vietnam Soldier.

History
Okamura won the Overseas Press Award for his photographs of the Vietnam war front in Life Magazine. He was in Los Angeles to "get a feel" for the interracial relations between blacks and whites in Los Angeles.

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