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What Privacy?

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 April 2020 in Documentary & Street.

The interior of the women's latrine. All the women hated the lack of privacy. Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi, a teenager at Manzanar, found using the latrines and showers with no partitions particularly "embarrassing, humiliating, and degrading."

Manzanar: An American Concentration Camp
California, USA

Gérard from Allauch, France

...The view and the smell !!!!!

4 Apr 2020 5:53am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So amazing.

4 Apr 2020 6:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame & perspective!
A M A Z I N G !

4 Apr 2020 6:42am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

En toute intimité... mais au moins de véritables sanitaires avec de l'eau !
Bonne journée Steve

4 Apr 2020 7:40am

jpla from Anjou, France

Une cloison n'aurait fait de mal à personne. En France, dans certains endroits à la campagne, il y a un demi siècle, les toilettes sèches étaient communes

4 Apr 2020 7:42am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very sad time Steve for those in the camp.

4 Apr 2020 7:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I agree with your title!

4 Apr 2020 7:52am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

:-( ...

4 Apr 2020 7:52am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Those in power were not interested in the well-being of the campers.

4 Apr 2020 8:29am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh génial

4 Apr 2020 8:42am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

I do indeed have the answer to my question from yesterday. No privacy but nice framing

4 Apr 2020 8:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Ah...Great documentary .

4 Apr 2020 9:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel alignement sans couvercle quelle toilette rudimentaire et ce bois super
belle journée

4 Apr 2020 9:16am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting report, but what a horror this lack of privacy!

4 Apr 2020 9:42am

Devi from Chennai, India

You said it!!
"...embarrassing, humiliating and degrading." !!!! The image disturbs a lot !!!!!

4 Apr 2020 11:16am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Pour familles nombreuses !! :)

4 Apr 2020 11:52am

Don from Spokane, United States

That kind of design would make the user wait for fewer peoplek, or go extra early, or go in the night.It would make a person try to avoid it.

4 Apr 2020 12:44pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

belle serie documentaire!! amts

4 Apr 2020 1:42pm

Rose from United States

It would sure be hard for me to deal with this now...

4 Apr 2020 2:02pm

Stu from From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan

Must've been miserable.

4 Apr 2020 2:13pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


4 Apr 2020 3:44pm

suzanne from Belgium


4 Apr 2020 3:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Poignant and disturbing

4 Apr 2020 4:18pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I have heard about 2 holer outhouses, but this is a bit much!

4 Apr 2020 7:06pm



4 Apr 2020 7:06pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Yes - I visited there some years back....Had a camera but could not bring myself to snap the shutter....
An old friend of mine fro Sac State Days, took part in the filming of some PBS Documetaries ("Children of the Camps" and "From a Silk Cocoon" - both regarding the "Internment" of Japanese Citizens of America back in the WWII days. and the resulting affects,,,..VERY Powerful.
Those were times that are linked to so many ways....We have not progressed at all!

I am struck so strongly by this image as I view it and the memories, myself, come flooding back.

As this is my first "catch up" viewing of your images...first in a very long time - I would like to Apologize but Thank You, Steve, for always presenting us with Moving and remarkable and Beautiful Images...always.... and all Ways!!!

Now I begin my trek backwards to catch up with the images of my many friends here on Aminus3

You have been so inspiring and instrumental in helping me to keep my sanity and see the beauty and love that we all share on this site....I Don't mean to get overly-sentimental but I mean it,
So Here I go -

Thanks Steve - love to you and everyone,

4 Apr 2020 7:47pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

PSS Actually I say my friend "Took Part"....Hel, He was the Director ....and his name is Steve H.

4 Apr 2020 7:49pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

PS - So I just finished going back to the Grand Canyon Images of late, but I know that I owe you on many images prior to that.,,,, I just actually want to say Thank You for Always being there....I apologize for being such a flake ;-)

4 Apr 2020 8:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I can't even imagine what that was like. And we complain about quarantine in the comfort of our own homes...

5 Apr 2020 12:21am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Soldiers life was hard in that time.

5 Apr 2020 12:52am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Sorry, my first thougth was a military camp. Sad story with the Japanese and Germans in this camps. Otherwise much better there than in the Germans KZ's.

5 Apr 2020 12:55am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is awful. Especially for young girls. This is such an interesting series and definitely shows the bleak conditions under which these families lived.

5 Apr 2020 1:11am