BalkanInsight: Online Photo Archive Brings Romania’s History Back to Life

BalkanInsight: Online Photo Archive Brings Romania’s History Back to Life. “If we take the 20th century, we can find a significant amount of digitized content that reflects that part of our history. But most of it comes from public institutions, newspapers, magazines and other organized archives. It scarcely represents people’s life in that time. This void in the graphic collective memory of most countries, which is perhaps most significant in post-communist societies, where archival sources were even more centralized, is being filled in Romania by Azopan. An amateur free online archive, it digitizes and publishes analogue pictures donated by the public.”

Calvert Journal: A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture

Calvert Journal: A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture. “Romanian culture zine Kajet Journal has launched a digital archive of the country’s communist-era print culture, marking 30 years since the December 1989 Revolution that toppled the country’s socialist regime. The research project makes hundreds of scans from books, booklets, DIY manuals, newspapers, and periodicals, produced between 1947 and 1989, available to the general public.”