Japanese-American camp, war emergency evacuation, [Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif.]
Taken in 1944 at an internment camp, photographer Russell Lee snapped these young Japanese-American women looking their fashionable best, despite their harsh environments. Quite sobering and quietly empowering; its a testament to the human spirit to the girls kept behind barb wire to carry on with their dignity and fashion. With the recent Inauguration, the closing of Guantanmo, secret prisons, etc. I can only hope that something like this won't happen again. A shoutout to The Coveted for blogging about this.