Hikaru “Carl” Iwasaki (October 18, 1923 – September 15, 2016) was an American born photographer of Japanese heritage who was sent to the Heart Mountain US internment camp as a teen during World War II. Born in San Jose, California, he “was a photographer in U.S. relocation camps for Japanese citizens during World War II.” He was a contributor to Time, Life and Sports Illustrated magazines and photographed politicians and sports celebrities. He also photographed ordinary Japanese-Americans in the aftermath of the World War II internment. He also documented events of the civil rights movement, including the reaction to the Brown vs. the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas in the 1950s.
Grave Marker at the Granada Relocation Center