Last semester, a group of Fresno State Social Work students in the Social Work Macro Practice course developed and implemented a photo identification project to help identify photos of Central Valley Japanese-Americans of the 1920s to 1940s. That event, in the fall, received a positive and successful turnout, with many photos identified. However, hundreds of photos still remain unidentified.
The students, and Dr. Kris Clarke, will present their project again this Sunday, April 30, from 12-2 p.m. at the United Japanese Christian Church (136 N. Villa Ave). They are asking the community to come out to the free, public event to view the exhibit and help identify individuals in the nearly 400 historical photos from that era on display.
This event coincides with Fresno State’s “9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside,” exhibit, which closes on April 30 at the Henry Madden Library. Learn more.
To learn more about the Japanese American Photo Project, contact Dr. Kris Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org or view the original press release.
Hear personal accounts from students about the impact this photo project had on them:
- Rosa Eufracio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbSn0AK1Vz0
- Yanira Eufracio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xNZcJRTQhg&t
- Sarah Wigington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re5tN47FO6U
- Japanese American Photo Project Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLTr3CRjGU
[All videos are courtesy of Steven Sampson of Tunnel View Media.]