US$352.00raised of $12,897.00 goal
Africa’s lost past; the startling rediscovery of a continent.
To continue our mission and create a powerful African legacy, “Africa Archives” needs the support of Africans of all nations.
Is the African a person without a past? Not many years have passed since the outside world took an affirmative answer more or less for granted.
But now in recent years, in the wake of the colonial hurricane, there emerges a new approach to the whole question. It is increasingly realized that the cultural contributions of African people to the general history and progress of mankind were not limited to interesting works of art, whether in wood or ivory or in bronze or gold, but comprehended a wide range of political and social achievements that were nonetheless important or remarkable because they were ignored or little known.
It is seen, indeed, that these works of art that so many Asians, Americans, and Europeans have no admiration of were not mysterious products of a social vacuum, on the contrary, the ornament and attribute of early African civilizations.
This is why “The Africa Archives” came into being. Archives are witnesses to the past. They provide evidence, explanation and justification both for past actions and current decisions. Both for the African people and the rest of the world.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”
- Marcus Garvey.
Through the lens of Africa Archives we’ll enable society to undertake a wide range of roles that enables civilized African communities to take root and flourish, from enabling education and research, providing entertainment and leisure, to protecting human rights and confirming identity.
Africa Archives are unique, contemporaneous records and so once lost cannot be replaced. It is only through proper identification, care and wide access that the vital role that archives have can be fully realized to the benefit of Africans.
Behind Africa Archives is a passionate African, Walter Gido, who started the documentation of African archives through spectacular photography and videography beginning August 2020 via social media - Twitter.
Since then, the Africa Archives Twitter account has received widespread acceptance and gained over 179,500+ globally which has highlighted the necessity of establishing roots and a unique identity in our modern African world.
To continue our mission and create a powerful African legacy, “Africa Archives” needs the support of Africans of all nations and shades of brown. We’ve compiled a list of equipment that will be needed to continue the project further (see below).
Every contribution makes a difference to help rediscover Africa for the world to see.
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Here’s what we have been documenting so far:
(See our account to read the threads attached to the posts listed below the images here.)
Contributions to @African_Archives will go towards (in this order):
Essential Gear to Continue Documenting History of Great Africa
Sony a7III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera + FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 Lens ILCE-7M3K/B Filmmaker's Kit with DJI Ronin-SC 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Bundle + Deco Photo Backpack + 64GB Card + Software
$ 2,599 Camera gear Cost + $ 598 Shipping Fees + $ 157 Delivery
= $ 3,354
|2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) - Silver||$ 2,699
Editing Photo & Video Software & Photography Courses (1 year)
Travelling and minor expenses (1 year)
$ 12,897 USD
Thank you for your support.
Special thank you for those that helped make this campaign possible:
@SamanthaPostman | Innovative & Strategic Global Perspectives Advisor, Campaign Lead & Designer
of www.samanthapostman.com, SmartArrow Inc & Digtial Humanitarians
- Samantha Postman
- Campaign Coordinator
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