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Soul Consoling Tower located in the cemetery
Footsteps left in the cement of the foundations of the factory building

“Brian Goodman's impressive and moving photographs in his book, Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain – 40 Years of Photography,

evoke deeply embedded memories of my childhood visits to the Manzanar War Relocation Camp with my father, photographer Ansel Adams, during World War II . . . Brian's depiction of the remnants of the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in Manzanar is an important body of work.

Michael Adams

son of photographer Ansel Adams

The images in the Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain collection are stark, desolate, haunting, and poignant. Like pottery shards discovered in an archeological dig, they give us clues to the story of a people who experienced intolerable indignities, fear and racism while struggling for 

survival. Documented over 40 years by Brian Goodman, the photographs recall the U.S. government's actions against Japanese-American citizens and immigrants during World War II – foreshadowing the immigrant injustices and racial inequity being protested all across United States today.

Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain –

40 Years of Photography

Steps and Path in the hospital complex

"Simply magnificent!"

Cory Shiozaki

Director/Producer -

The Manzanar Fishing Club

The Book...

Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain –

40 Years of Photography is now available

in a beautifully printed 9” x 12" high quality

coffee-table book, in both hard and softcover.

This 194-page book includes 168 haunting and poignant duotone photographs and 26 full-color images made over the last 40 years of the remains of Manzanar at varying stages of barrenness and restoration.


In honor of the Japanese-Americans who lost so much during this tragic period, the book has been printed using 157gsm Japanese-made NPI matte art paper. 

Military Police Sentry Post - Entrance to Manzanar War Relocation Center

"The book is absolutely beautiful and moving. Thank you for bringing a period of American shame to the public. It was a horrendous time in American history."

Phyllis Povell

PhD, Author & Professor Emerita,

Long Island University

Limited Edition Prints...

The full portfolio of 168 duotone images are available. All 17" x 22" prints are limited to editions of 25, signed, numbered and blind embossed and printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm acid-free paper with archival pigment inks by Brian Goodman in a controlled environment. All Limited Editions include a certificate of authenticity. 
Foundation Cracks, Branch & Shadow
Block 26, Barrack4 - Walkway, Manzanar War Relocation Center
Gallery of Image Samples >
(click on image to see enlarged view)

Brian Goodman © 2019

"It brings back all that has been my life, and more so for my gone parents and my older siblings...Why is it that countries, nations, and people fight? And continue to do so. This pandemic makes us take stock, and yet...The reality of the Internment is there by the drainage, the garden remains, and the hospital and staff house remains."

Hiroko Ichikawa Dennis

Former Incarceree,

Minidoka War Relocation Center, Minidoka, ID,

and Crystal City Alien Enemy Detention Facility, Crystal City, TX, 1942-1945

The Exhibit...

"Manzanar is a significant exhibit for Northwind Arts Center. Through an artist's work we see an important and dark part of our regional and national history brought to our attention once again. We want visitors to take away a broader understanding of a time in our recent history, and contemplate the true ramifications of it, all while meditating on the artful imagery presented through an artist's journey"

Michael D'Alessandro

Executive Director

Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain Exhibit
Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain Exhibit
Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain Exhibit
Images from the Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, November 2020
Desolate Surroundings - The Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
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