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Jerry Takigawa: CJL 2017 Finalist

Monterey, California

In 1942, Executive Order 9066 imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans. Balancing Cultures examines the shame, tolerance and acceptance of the Japanese Americans to the hysteria, racism, and economic exploitation perpetrated by the culture and the U.S. government.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The 2017 award finalists are: Marina Font (Miami Beach, FL), Susan Grant (Dallas, TX), Cig Harvey (Rockport, ME), Letitia Huckaby (Benbrook, TX), Jennifer Schlesinger (Santa Fe, NM), Tara Sellios (South Boston, MA), Elizabeth Stone (Greenough, MT), Jerry Takigawa (Monteray, CA), Maggie Taylor (Gainesville, FL), Anna Tomczak (Lake Helen, FL)