The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake
125 West Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
During World War II, Tule Lake became the only officially designated Japanese-American segretation center. Ruled under martial law, it was the largest of the 10 confinement sites--as well as the most controversial. In The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake, fine-art photographer Hiroshi Wantanabe provides a glimpse into the lives of those who were held at Tule Lake. In addition to the haunting images, there are oral histories that allow visitors to hear varying views on some of the complex issues of Tule Lake in the voices of those who were held captive. The exhibit highlights the power of creativity to maintain dignity and well-being in harsh conditions, and intends to inspire critical thinking and action in regards to injustice. The traveling exhibition will be on display at the Havell Museum in Oregon for seven weeks.