Physical Archive

The STARS collective is building up a collection of physical prints and negatives of Tamil Studio photography.

Our main sources for this archive are discarded family portraits found in secondhand shops in Tamil Nadu as well as spontaneous donations from private owners and collectors.

Presently, the STARS Physical Archive comprises over 5 000 prints and several hundred negatives.

The archive is accessible for research purpose only. The archive is located in the French Institute of Pondicherry.