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Bengali Photo Archive New Project 2021

By 15th January 2021January 26th, 2021Current Events

New project HLF funded project with Four Corners:-

This partnership will deliver a key element of Four Corners’ Heritage Fund project,
Hidden Histories. It will investigate, test and develop a local Bengali photography
archive as part of Four Corners’ Hidden Histories Heritage Fund project. The
Swadhinata Trust would help research and develop the project, and provide access
to Bengali photographers, communities and families.

The two-year project will run from April 2021, developing and creating a new archive
of local family photographs from the Bengali community, and a physical home for
several existing archives of Bengali community activism.

The photographs, alongside accompanying oral history interviews and one-minute film
interviews, with be shown on Four Corners archive website and housed at Tower
Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. A final showcase and talks event will take
place in Spring 2023

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