Living Archives

The Living Archives project was an attempt to look from a different perspective at the artist legacies and other interesting archival collections entrusted to the APF. As part of the project, historical Polish photographers’ archives were opened to contemporary artists who proposed their own projects in their context.
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The APF is launching a new exhibition series, Phototheque: starting this year (2013), besides authors represented by the Foundation, we will start showing interesting but little known archives from outside Warsaw. The purpose is to contribute to the charting of a decentralised map of photographic individualities. The series begins with Energy of Time. The Dalkia Archive, a collection of photographs from ca. 1922-1940 by Łódź-based documentalist Wiktor Jekimenko, which premiered at the ‘Fotofestiwal’ International Photographic Festival in Łódź in 2011.
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FotoRejestr for its aim had popularization of the idea of archiving photographic collections as well as location and promotion of interesting private and institutional archives. Fotorejestr ( was a multifaceted project carried out in cooperation with norwegian Teknisk Museum, National Digital Archives of Poland and History Meeting House, Warsaw.
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