Photographic Memory

On the heels of a very successful Zoom chat with writer Akemi Johnson, the team at the Okinawa Memories Initiative is excited to kick off a monthly Community Conversation Series.


Next up is a talk that cuts to the core of our organization: Photographic Memory. Sparked by a collection of photos taken in Okinawa in 1953 by an American Army Captain, Dr. Charles Eugene Gail, the Okinawa Memories Initiative is committed to exploring how photography frames historical memory.



What is the relationship between a photographic image and historical memory?  How might community dialogue and engagement with historical photographs deepen our understanding of the past?


On July 10 at 5:00 PM PST we’ll host a Zoom conversation exploring the people, places, communities, and hidden memories Gail’s photos reveal.


Geri Gail, Photographer and Daughter of Charles Gail

Laura Gail, Photographer and Granddaughter of Charles Gail

Shelby Graham, Director of the UCSC Sesnon Gallery, Mixed-Media Artist

Tosh Tanaka, OMI Media Director, Photographer

Wyatt Young, OMI Exhibition Team Leader

Nirupama Chandrasekhar, OMI Scholar

Owen Raymond, OMI Scholar

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