Re:visioning Congo – Sweden trough a dry plate archive

What is shaping our ideas about fellow humans when we havent met them in person? Images and conceptions that were created in the past are still influencing us. This initiative is focusing on the images that were sent home to Sweden from Swedish missionaires in Congo during the years between 1885-1930 and that were used in seminars all over Sweden in that time in public lectures about religion, life and culture in the African continent. These images have had a large impact on how the Swedes created their images of a whole continent. They are also lost Congoleese cultural heritage. This initiative aims at returning these images to Congo and to question old stereotypes about the African continent.

Project status


The projects started in Jul 2016 and ended in Sep 2017