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Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray (film)

DVD cover. Courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum
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Documentary film on photographer Toyo Miyatake , directed by Robert A. Nakamura for the Japanese American National Museum in 2001. Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray traces Miyatake's various identities as Little Tokyo studio photographer of portraits, weddings, and other events before and after the war; prewar art photographer; and surreptitious chronicler of incarceration during World War II. The film is an expansion of Nakamura's earlier documentary on Miyatake, The Brighter Side of Dark: Toyo Miyatake, 1895–1979 . Among its awards are a CINE Gold Eagle and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the Florida Film Festival; it was also an official selection of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Authored by Brian Niiya

Might also like Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto (2001); California's Gold with Huell Howser: Manzanar (2002); Farewell to Manzanar (1976)

Media Details
Release Date 2001
Runtime 28 minutes
Director Robert A. Nakamura
Producer Karen L. Ishizuka
Starring Hirokazu Kosaka (interviewee), Archie Miyatake (interviewee), Karin Higa (interviewee), Yoshiko Sakurai (interviewee), Lily Okura (interviewee), Dennis Reed (interviewee), Harry Hayashida (interviewee)
Music David Iwataki
Cinematography John Esaki
Editing Gail Yasunaga
Studio Japanese American National Museum
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Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray at Japanese American National Museum website. .