The works of Frank Matsura, a photographer born in Japan who moved into the Okanogan valley in 1903, chronicle the end of mining in the area and the influx of farmers and families. In his 10 years as a valley pioneer, Matsura became a friend, neighbor, and trusted resource to the community. He also shot a number of self-portraits that capture the lighter side of frontier life.
On the web
Frank S. Matsura: Portraits from the Borderlands photo exhibit to open at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (The Spokesman-Review, April 23, 2023)