48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage – Official Photo Essay

Rev. Alfred Tsuyuki of the Konko Church of Los Angeles performs the Shinto purification rite to open the interfaith service during the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Manzanar National Historic Site.
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Photo: Mark Kirchner/Manzanar Committee

For the past handful of years, professional photographers Geri Ferguson and Mark Kirchner, who had already been photographing the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage for years, have been kind enough to share their incredible photographs with us, and they’ve done so again this year.

Indeed, they shot some gorgeous and powerful photographs of the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 29, 2017.

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2016 Manzanar Pilgrimage – Official Photo Essay

Banners representing the ten American concentration camps in which Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated
during World War II, the Crystal City Internment Camp. and the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team/Military
Intelligence Service are shown here in front of the cemetery at the Manzanar National Historic Site during
the 47th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 30, 2016.
Photo: Mark Kirchner/Manzanar Committee

We’re rather late with photos from professional photographers Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson, but here’s our official photo essay from the 47th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Manzanar National Historic Site.

Our thanks to Mark and Geri for once again providing us with their wonderful photographs. We deeply appreciate their amazing skill, outstanding work, dedication and generosity, and we hope you do, too!

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46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage – Official Photo Essay

Photo: Mark Kirchner/Manzanar Committee

We are, once again, honored and privileged to feature the tremendous photographs of professional photographers Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson in our official photo essay from the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 25, 2015.

As they have in previous years, Kirchner and Ferguson have captured this year’s Pilgrimage like very, very few photographers have done, and we are grateful to them and proud to feature their work.

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44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage/2013 Manzanar At Dusk – Official Photo Essay

Photo: Geri Ferguson/Manzanar Committee

For the second consecutive year, we are honored and privileged to feature the tremendous photographs of professional photographers Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson in our official photo essay from the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2013 Manzanar At Dusk program, on April 27, 2013.

The majority of the photos are from the afternoon Pilgrimage program, with a small handful taken during the Manzanar At Dusk program.

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