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At Haleakala Observatories, Haleakala, Maui.

   Stan Honda is a New York-based photographer and worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood.
   Personal projects include documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, his parents and relatives among those held. Photos of the sites and survivors can be seen in the Camps section of this site. Writer Sharon Yamato and Stan recently published “Moving Walls: The Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps” about the Heart Mountain camp barracks. (See Book section for details).
   A continuing project involves night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at seven national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona, Rocky Mountain in Colorado, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico and Haleakala in Maui, photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Photography of Chaco Culture and Wuptaki helped both parks being designated as International Dark Sky Parks.
   Stan’s astronomy related photos have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today,, Sky & Telescope and Yahoo News. He conducts night sky photography workshops in New York City, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and at the Flagstaff Star Party. He has been interviewed by CBS This Morning, National Geographic and ABC News about photographing celestial events. His photos have been featured nine times as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Stan has been part of eight solo or group exhibitions.
   As a member of the New York Day of Remembrance Committee he helps organize the annual Day of Remembrance and the Fred T. Korematsu Day programs. Stan is a member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and coordinates the AAA Astrophotography group.
   He manages to photograph celestial events even from New York City.
   You can contact Stan at .

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