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Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray

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Having smuggled a lens and film holder into one of America’s concentration camps during World War II, Toyo Miyatake was among the first to photograph this national disgrace. Yet it was his little-known artistic pursuits before the war that honed his discerning eye.

Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray is a penetrating portrait of this photographer’s quest to capture the beauty and dignity of everyday life.

Release date: 2001

* Official Sundance Film Festival Selection
* Grand Jury Award Best Documentary Short, Florida Film Festival
* CINE Gold Eagle

This production is available for purchase at the Museum Store.



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