Back in 2021, Stamen began working with Densho, a nonprofit committed to documenting the oral histories of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated on American soil during WWII. Together, we worked to tell the stories of the 125,000 imprisoned individuals through a map-based visualization called Sites of Shame.
In 2023, we collaborated again to develop Manzanar CloseUp, an in-depth view of daily life at the Manzanar Concentration Camp in California. Using this tool, you can learn more about day-to-day life at Manzanar, including specifics about its inmates, key events, and much more.
We look forward to sharing more about the details of this work from both a design and development perspective in the new year. Until then, check out the Manzanar CloseUp Lunch & Learn webinar Densho held earlier this month announcing the tool’s release.