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Japanese American Relocation Camp Memorial | Photo Art Print

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As I stood before this scene, I couldn't help but feel the weight of history pressing down upon me. The photograph captures the emotion emanating from a weathered American flag, gently swaying in the breeze as it clings to a wooden fence. The flag's colors - red, white, and blue - are vibrant, a symbol of patriotism that contrasts starkly with the somber atmosphere of the location.

The photograph was taken at the site of a former Japanese American relocation camp, a place steeped in the bittersweet memories of those who were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II. The internment camps, spread across various remote locations in the United States, housed thousands of Japanese Americans who were deemed a security risk after the attack on Pearl Harbor. This site serves as a memorial, honoring the resilience and courage of those who endured the harsh conditions and injustice of their internment.

From a photographic perspective, the composition is both poignant and evocative. The flag, centered in the frame, draws the viewer's attention as it flutters against the backdrop of the vast, barren landscape. The shallow depth of field focuses on the flag, while the background remains blurred, allowing the viewer to appreciate the vastness and isolation of the camp's location. 

© Dan Kosmayer, 2009

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Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 14 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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