Romanian Digital Photo Archive Art Shows 20th Century Everyday Life #romania #announcements #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen




The Photographic Image Between Past and Future brings to the public knowledge about the photographic archives in Romania. This was assembled by Mihai Oroveanu, art historian former director of the National Museum of Contemporary art of Romania.


The tens of thousands of photographs capture historical moments such as mass demonstrations in the 30s, Stalinist propaganda of the 1940s and 50s, and the destruction caused by the major 1977 earthquake in Bucharest.


Led by Salonul de proiecte, the project will continue until the end of next year with three exhibitions in addition to the digital archive. The first of these shows opened in Bucharest last week, and focuses on the capital city’s architecture

and public space. The next two exhibits will center on gender, and anonymous and vernacular photography. Each show will also include artworks inspired by the photo archive made by contemporary artists.


To see the archive go to:  It is in both English and Romanian. Click on the three line bar on the upper right to go to about, news, images, events and contact information.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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