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Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Alternate Highway 14, twelve miles north of Cody, Wyoming

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

Date:

August 1994, printed September 1996

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Alternate Highway 14, twelve miles north of Cody, Wyoming

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1994

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.209.0 Joel Sternfeld 1/7 Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Alternate Highway 14, twelve miles north of Cody, Wyoming, August 1994 N-August 1994 / P-September 1996" One hundred ten thousand Japanese Americans were imprisoned in twenty-four internment camps located in remote areas of the American West during the Second World War. At the time of the February 19, 1942, Executive Order initiating the forced relocation, there had not been a single act of disloyalty by a Japanese American. In 1988, Congress awarded surviving internees or their descendants $20,000 and an apology as retribution for the violation of their constitutional rights. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.6 × 59.9 cm (image/paper); 63.5 × 76.2 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1997.777.6

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