REGISTERED Artist Panel 14 Sept. 2:00 pm

Large Barn, Site of Tashme Internment Camp, Sunshine Valley British Columbia, 2013  by Leslie Hossack

Large Barn, Site of Tashme Internment Camp, Sunshine Valley © Leslie Hossack

REGISTERED, The Japanese Canadian Experience During World War II, is an exhibition of photographs by Leslie Hossack on view until 23 September 2014 at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa.

ARTIST PANEL Sunday 14 September 2:00 – 3:30


Alan Neal, host of All In A Day, CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM, will moderate the artist panel. All In A Day is music, news, current affairs, culture, theatre, movies, politics, history, humour and conversation airing weekdays from 3 to 6 pm.

Tetsuo (Ted) Itani, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian, was interned from 1942 to 1949 before joining the Canadian Army and serving for 37 years, including a number of NATO assignments and UN peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

Sachiko Okuda is also third generation, and her parents and grandparents were interned. Her community work dates from the 1980s, when she volunteered for the campaign resulting in the 1988 redress agreement between Canada’s federal government and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.

Ann Sunahara is an historian, lawyer, and author of The Politics of Racism: The Uprooting of Japanese Canadians During the Second World War (1981). The book documents how Canadian officials abused the human and civil rights of Japanese Canadians for political ends.

Leslie Hossack is a photographer whose exhibition REGISTERED explores the experience of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia during World War II when they were registered, rounded up and removed. This exhibition looks at the people, the places and the press. Hossack’s interpretative work includes photographs of places of power and persecution, and reproductions of public and private documents.

To view images by Leslie Hossack, please visit her website.