Northwest Profiles

Frontier Photographer Frank Matsura

Clip: Season 33 Episode 3 | 7m Video has closed captioning.

A Japanese immigrant who lived in the Okanogan valley in the early 1900s, frontier photographer Frank Matsura, was befriended by a community of cowboys, miners, merchants and Native Americans. In a time when portraits were stiff formal affairs, Matsura’s photographs seemed to capture a more authentic image of his friends and neighbors. Learn more about Matsura at

Aired: 01/30/20

Rating: NR

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