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 goal

To question old stereotypes and work against racist conceptions about African countries. To give back a part of their history to the Congoleese people.

Why we support this project

This initiative contributes to question the image of the African countries that were created hundreds of years ago.

Project status

99%

The projects started in Jul 2016 and ended in Sep 2017