PRESENTATION OF MINERVA PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE
A project included in “CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image”
May 21, 2016, 15:00
Sport’s Hall, UAGE Iaşi
(6 Codrescu st., Oastei st. entrance)
Răzvan Anton and Denes Miklosi (Cluj-Napoca)
Minerva Photography Archive comprises photographic negatives realised by reporters of communist newspapers from Cluj-Napoca, Igaszàg and Făclia, between 1965 and 1993. Over 50.000 negatives in medium format constitutes an important image bank for studying the mechanisms of propaganda methods in the past regime, being used for a nuanced analysis of Romanian society phenomena in communist period, as forced industrialisation and agricultural work.