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Just as I mentioned, I like to make it a tradition every year to attend the LA Times Festival of Books...I also love attending the Tucson Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Arizona. (GO WILDCATS!)
This year I was fortunate enough to listen to author Elizabeth Partridge speak about how the latest Sibert Award Winning book Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake and Ansel Adams' Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration. Interestingly enough, Elizabeth is the Goddaughter of Dorothea Lange and felt it was her heart's mission to create this book after a famous photograph Dorothea gifted her hung for many years in her personal office.
I love this book for many reasons. I think the "graphic novel-ish," informational format of this book's layout is unique and beautiful. I love the incorporation of primary sources with genuine art to help us see the photographs that were edited. As Elizabeth expresses, our words matter. I encourage everyone to get their hands on this book