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.
As he was a visionary and early adopter of color film, Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto also includes a viewing station where visitors can see videos taken by Muramoto and hear excerpts from an oral history of Dave Muramoto, the photographer's grandson.
This exhibit is produced in partnership with the Pueblo City-County Library District.