For almost 50 years, Nafis Lokvica has taken his cameras to persistently document local rituals, cultural life, the decaying heritage, key historic moments and scenes from everyday-life in Prizren, while he kept collecting photographs and other archival materials from various sources. His collection includes thousands of photographs, negatives, film-strips, VHS cassettes and CD’s, which he has shared with Lumbardhi Foundation.
In the upcoming months, this collection will be digitised and cataloged under the guidance of Bengi Muzbeg and the help of Fjolla Rabi from the archiving team who will closely collaborate with Mr. Lokvica, in the framework of the project “Public Archive”. During this collaboration, parts of the collection will be made accessible to the public in the form of texts, albums, interviews and presentations, as the base of the future public digital archive.
“Public Archive” was initiated as a project with the support of the International Relief Fund of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and other partners.