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Maboroshi is the Japanese word for phantom. These locations are specific to the Japanese American incarceration.

Making the images creates an opportunity to spend hours in these places. It functions as a license to be here: to run around in the dark with a little flashlight, to fabricate imaginary ghosts while bumping up against ancestral spirits.

These are digital photographs but they are made in an analogue way: using minutes-long exposures, and a lot of walking around in the dark with a flashlight.