In Memoriam: Tamio Wakayama

Tamio Wakayama


SNCC Photographer Tamio Wakayama passed away on March 23, 2018 in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, at age 77. As a child he and his parents spent time in a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Canadians. He joined SNCC in 1963 and soon was working as an official SNCC staff photographer. After Freedom Summer, Tamio returned to Canada where he organized a Friends of SNCC Chapter. He was the author of six books, including Dream of Riches: The Japanese Canadians 1877-1977, a photographic reconstruction of the memory of the Nikkei community.

See Tamio speak about photographing during the civil rights movement

Read more about Tamio here
and here

Tamio Wakayama