Family Albums as Collective Memory of a Community: The Public Projects of “tarshiha.co.il” and “Tarshiha Nights”

By Ya'ara Gil-Glazer.

Published by The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts

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This article examines two public displays of photographs from family albums as comprising a communal archive and a gallery which enable the local audience of the Arab village of Tarshiha, Israel, to take part in shaping their collective memory as well as the creation of communal historical narratives. The discussion of these projects is based on the analysis of the photographs' display and their reception by local audiences. The analysis takes place within the theoretical context of the community archive movement and collective memory.

Keywords: Family Albums, Collective Memory, Community, Public Projects

The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, Volume 8, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.65-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 4, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.002MB)).

Dr. Ya'ara Gil-Glazer

Lecturer, Oranim Art Institute , Department of Education through Art, Oranim Academic College, Tel-Hai Academic College, Kfar Vradim, Israel

Dr. Gil-Glazer is an interdisciplinary scholar of photography, art, visual culture and education. She teaches at Tel-Hai and Oranim Academic Colleges in Israel. Her main scholarly interest is the contextual critical study of socially engaged photography, art, and other expressions of visual culture. Her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) and M.A. (magna cum laude) are from the department of history (American studies) at University of Haifa; and her B.A. (cum laude) is from the department of fine arts at the University of Haifa.