A Return to Roots: Photographers Elizabeth Moreno, Cecil McDonald Jr., and Kevin J. Miyazaki

For Elizabeth Moreno, Kevin Miyazaki, and Cecil McDonald, the sierras of Baja California, the former Japanese-American internment barracks in California and Wyoming, and the family home in Chicago, are where their person- al narratives are rooted. In their collections, they return to roots—the geographic place, the physical edifice and the idea of home. It is this attraction to home, this reverence for what is contained on its walls and within its walls, this coming and going from it, leaving and returning to it, that I find compelling. What their images reveal are places fraught with stories, told and untold; moments, simple and contradictory; and people composed and dimensional.

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