Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. has been tracking down Japanese American internees who were photographed in pictures like the one above by Dorothea Lange. He has constructed an exhibit called Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, which features pictures from the internment era paired with pictures of those subjects today. You can see what the two girls in the front look like now, in the picture taken by Kitagaki shown below.
Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit can be seen at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center through January 17, 2016. Kitagaki is still looking for more people in those old photographs. He says in this interview:
“I’m in a race against time as many of the subjects are in their 80s and 90s and passing away. I hope their stories are not lost forever”
(photo credit: [email protected] Paul Kitagaki Jr.)