ADD to the ARCHIVE

The STARS digital archive is being built with contributions from many studio owners, individuals and families who have shared their photos with us. The digital archive now includes over 40,000 photographs thanks to their help.

If you own one, two, ten, two hundred, three thousand or more prints and negatives produced by Tamil studios,  please let us know! Family portraits, festivals, community events – old albums, framed portraits, pictures you purchased, photographs you found… Any  black and white photo is of interest to us and will help us to ADD to the ARCHIVE.


WHY ADD to the ARCHIVE?

  1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARCHIVE IS RESEARCH ONLY.
  2. This will be a public archive and available online to anyone interested in Tamil Studio Photography from 1880-1980.*

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE IN RETURN?

  1. We provide a LEGAL Certificate stating there will be no commercial use of your photographs.
  2. We digitise your collection and gift you an archival quality digital file of your photos for your personal archive.
  3. You receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement for contributing to this public resource on TAMIL history, tradition and culture.*

If you would like to help researchers and ADD TO THE ARCHIVE, please contact us at s.t.a.r.s.teamproject@gmail.com today!

*The archive will be made publicly accessible at the close of the project.  For details on obtaining access for research purposes mail: s.t.a.r.s.teamproject@gmail.com