INDIAN MEMORY PROJECT
This incredible online resource, founded by photographer and archivist, Anusha Yadav, pieces together and traces the history of BROWNPEOPLE through family photographs, letters and documenting personal items.
Family/Personal archives of photographs and letters hold a treasure trove of incredible & historically valuable information. They hold astonishing secrets, and when they reveal themselves via narratives, they become the missing links to a country’s emotional & personal history. A past that we can actually feel, connect and wonder with.
Studying colonialism from an academic perspective is important and to an extent, beneficial, but its also crucial that we don’t overlook the personal and human narrative of history.
I love the short nostalgic stories that accompany each picture, like this one, which give us a glimpse into people’s lives - it makes me want to go digging through my parent’s old photo albums!
Love the photo below taken from this post about TWO-bahotfashionableBROWNGIRLS :)
Indian Memory Project is now also on the lookout for notable and interesting, letters. Go raid your attics and old albums, and check out this page for how you can submit what you find.
- A x