Will a new kind of politics be created and used in photographs to promote equal rights and human dignity? How does the politics of photography adopted by photography, archives and museums conserve historical and social memory? Shaping collective visual memories and the politics of memory in modern societies unquestionably requires an ethics of seeing.
About the project
‘We need to decolonize existing knowledges and start to write Roma history with Roma voices.’Timea Junghaus
We've won! The European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network, announced: RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma is awarded the Grand Prix of the prestigious European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 for its outstanding work of the digitisation of art and culture of Sinti and Roma!
The Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma is the long-term host of RomArchive. From summer 2019, the institution is responsible for the development and content of the website.
Selection of articles on the launch of RomArchive Available Online
The RomArchive collection contains items from ten archive sections: Visual Art, Dance, Film, Flamenco, Theatre & Drama, Literature, Music, Romani Civil Rights Movement, Politics of Photography and Voices of the Victims. Focusing on self-representation, the objects have been collected from private collections, museums, archives and libraries around the world.Browse archive