The Heart Mountain Story
February 18, 1998 - August 22, 1999
In January 1943, photographers Hansel Mieth and her husband Otto Hagel were sent on assignment by Life Magazine to photograph the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northwest Wyoming.
Although they were well known for their sensitive portrayal of migrant farm workers in the 1930s, their Heart Mountain photos went unpublished and remained hidden until 1995, when their photos were displayed at San Francisco’s Vision Gallery. This traveling exhibition organized by former Heart Mountain inmate Mamoru Inouye includes photographs by Mieth and Hagel.