Curation and catalogue (published by Honolulu Academy of Arts 2006, ISBN 0-937426-74-1, DOI 10.1080/03087290600810904). Hammond was commissioned by the Honolulu Academy of Arts to guest-curate an exhibition of Ansel Adams's photographs (never before shown in Hawaii) of Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II. The exhibition demonstrated Adams's commitment to the reintegration of Japanese Americans into American communities, within the terms of an ethical conviction, shared with the Japanese Americans, of the spiritual importance of the natural environment and mountain landscape.
The exhibition was based on research towards an earlier exhibition, Paul Strand and Ansel Adams: Native Land and Natural Scene, with Dr Mike Weaver, for the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1990, and a comprehensive study of Adams's photographs made at Manzanar in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography; the Special Collections department of the Young Research Library, UCLA; and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
An invited lecture, "Ansel Adams at Manzanar", was delivered (10 and 13 September 2006) at the Luce Theater, Honolulu Academy of Arts; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona (24 October 2006); and the Japanese American National Museum (12 November 2006). The exhibition was reviewed by Wayne Muromoto in the Hawai'i Herald (1 September 2006). A 29-page catalogue, Ansel Adams at Manzanar (14 illustrations) with a 5,000-word essay by Hammond was published by the Honolulu Academy of Arts (ISBN 0-937426-74-1, DOI 10.1080/03087290600810904). A longer version, "Ansel Adams at Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1943-44", with expanded footnotes, was published in History of Photography volume 30, number 3 (Autumn 2006).