Video Stories from the Visual Communications Archives

As an accompanying feature of the exhibition, Visual Communications has prepared a collection of 31 videos on Vimeo that offers viewers the opportunity to watch and listen to the people and events that inspired the VC founders and core staffers to pick up the still and/or motion picture camera and capture intimate, unguarded perspectives of the Asian Pacific American Movement.




An Asian American contingent in an anti-Vietnam War march on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, May 1, 1972. Photo by Eddie Wong. Visual Communications Photographic Archive.


At First Light Opening Day Panel

To commemorate the opening day of the exhibition, the Japanese American National Museum hosted Visual Communications (VC) co-founders and exhibition curators Duane Kubo, Robert Nakamura, and Eddie Wong in a panel discussion about the history of VC and the creation of the exhibition. The program was moderated by scholar, author, producer, and JANM Chief Curator Karen Ishizuka.


Interview with Robert A. Nakamura

View clips from a 2011 interview with Visual Communications co-founder Robert A. Nakamura.

View the clips with interview transcripts on Discover Nikkei.


2016 JANM Gala Tribute to Robert A. Nakamura

The Japanese American National Museum honored Robert A. Nakamura at its 2016 Gala Dinner. Watch the video tribute produced for the event.

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Top: Visual Communications staffers Eddie Wong, Robert A. Nakamura, and Alan Kondo line up a shot, Los Angeles, circa 1972. Visual Communications Photographic Archive.