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“Manzanar: Light and Shadows” Exhibit features photography by Clayton

Posted: October 1, 2009 3:04 p.m.
Updated: October 1, 2009 8:00 p.m.
Attend nearly any event or program at Manzanar, and you may see Volunteer Tom Clayton capturing the moment for posterity.

Since 2003, Tom and his wife Mary Lou, from Santa Clarita, California, have volunteered at Manzanar National Historic Site. Tom has taken more than a thousand photos of key moments and milestones at Manzanar.

His photos have captured the restoration of the camp auditorium, reconstruction of Guard Tower #8, numerous archeological digs, and dozens of special programs and events including the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage.

In addition to recording the changing character of this site, Tom also volunteered to photograph the pre- and post-war works of Manzanar's master stonemason Ryozo Kado in Los Angeles.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 2, 2009, forty-three of Tom's photos will be featured in an exhibit on the Manzanar Interpretive Center stage.


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