Chris Sokol, adult services librarian with the Latah County Library District and interim director of the Moscow Public Library, invited me to speak at the 1912 Center's "Great Room" last Saturday, April 26, 2014. I was honored to meet and be introduced by Dr. Priscilla Wegars, volunteer curator of the Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC) and author of Imprisoned in Paradise and As Rugged as the Terrain.
My thanks go to the sponsors of this event: Moscow Public Library, Friends of the Moscow Library and the Palouse Asian American Association. I'd also like to thank Morgan with BookPeople of Moscow, who handled book sales at the event, Michelle Schmidt, who wrote a piece for Inland360, a Thursday insert in the Lewiston newspaper, who helped promote the event with this article, "A dark American chapter: In 'Minidoka,' photographer Teresa Tamura casts light on the S.E. Idaho WWII camp and the Japanese Americans sent there," and the nice crowd who gathered there.
Monday, April 28, 2014
A visit to Moscow, Idaho
Labels: BookPeople, Chris Sokol, Moscow Public Library, Palouse Asian American Association, Prisilla Wegars
Teresa is a third-generation Japanese American born and raised in Idaho. Her parents encouraged her interest in photography with a used Minolta on her 16th birthday. She began processing and printing B&W film in high school. Her photos have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, websites, CD covers, galleries and museums. Today, she works in both digital and film-based photography and still makes prints in a darkroom. Caxton Press released her book, Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp in September, 2013.