Two men by unfinished railroad bridge

Current Exhibition

Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto

Explore the world of a Japanese-born professional photographer who operated his own studio in Pueblo, Colorado, and captured everyday life from a broad range of communities, industries and landscapes for more than four decades from 1915 to 1958. Featuring a curated collection of approximately three dozen of Muramoto’s photographs – including photos of himself, his family, and the community he lived in – Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto is a rare opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of southern Colorado through the eyes of a Japanese American photographer who operated a business during a time when people of Japanese ancestry, and others, were oppressed.

This exhibit is produced in partnership with the Pueblo City-County Library District.

Frank Muramoto was a visionary and early adopter of color film. Below is a curated collection of clips from his home movies, accompanied by excerpts from an oral history of Dave Muramoto, the photographer's grandson.