Asahachi Kono, “Pond Fantasy,” c. 1930. Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Kono family.

In conjunction with the exhibition “Making Waves,” the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, will present “Rediscovering Japanese American Photography” on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

Historian and exhibition curator Dennis Reed will introduce and lead a panel discussion on the recovery of Japanese American photographs.

Panelists will include David F. Martin, author and curator; Robert Hori, cultural curator, Huntington Library; and Stephen White, writer and dealer, all of whom have played a role in saving once-lost works by Japanese American photographers. Each is also a lender to “Making Waves.”

Discussion will include the back stories of works in the exhibition, from items found in dumpsters to those held in family archives, and conclude with an audience Q&A.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended. For more information, visit

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