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Frank Matsura: The Japanese Man Behind the Camera | Speaker Series

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

April 15, 2022 at 7 pm – 8 pm (PT) via Zoom (sign-in required)

[in English]

Join documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington and University of California Irvine Professor Glen Mimura, as they bring to life the secrets of Japanese photographer Frank Matsura who came to the U.S. in 1901 when he was 27 years old. Known for his Western portraits of Indigenous peoples and those living in Okanogan, Washington, much of Matsura’s life still remains unknown. Why did he come to Seattle from Japan? Why move to Okanogan to set up a photography studio? Why did he start to take photos of indigenous people? Together Harrington and Mimura will give the audience a glimpse into possible answers to these questions and even premiere a clip from Harrington’s upcoming documentary centering around Frank Matsura.

✅ Register today!
https://www.jcccw.org/speaker-series
(Registration will close at 5 pm (PT) on April 14, 2022)

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About the Northwest Nikkei Museum Speaker Series
Learn about Japanese American history and community development through a new, monthly program with the Northwest Nikkei Museum(NNM)! We’ll cover a variety of topics and perspectives related to Japanese Americans in the Northwest and beyond, with a new speaker every third Friday of the month!

日本人写真家フランク・マツラは1901年、27歳の時に渡米。その後、ワシントン州オカノガンに暮らす先住民達を撮影し続けました。なぜシアトルへ?写真スタジオをオカノガンに設けた理由は?先住民たちの写真を撮り始めたのは何故か?いまだに非常に謎の多い人物です。ドキュメンタリー映像作家のベス・ハリントンさんとカリフォルニア大学アーバイン校のグレン・ミムラ教授を招き、同氏について深掘りします。また新作のマツラに関するドキュメンタリーの一部もいち早く公開予定!イベントは英語で実施されます。

✅ 詳細・登録はこちら
https://www.jcccw.org/speaker-series
(登録は4/14(木)午後5時に締め切ります)

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日系の歴史を学ぶオンライン講座「スピーカーシリーズ」(主催:西北日系博物館)を毎月第三金曜に開催中!

Organizer

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW)
Phone:
(206) 568-7114
View Organizer Website

Venue

Virtual
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