Several of my relatives were born in the Japanese Internment camp Topaz during WWII. A couple of years ago I visited the Topaz Museum in Delta, UT with my family. Chiura Obata, a Japanese artist from Berkeley, founded an art school in the camp that grew to accommodate 600 students. I was inspired that Obata and others were able to find beauty and to cultivate art despite being forced from their homes in California and shipped to the desolate West Utah Desert. These photographs were taken in the mountains outside of Topaz and the models are my three aunts.