Chaco, 2020 First edition Softcover, 336 pages, 130 x 170 mm Condition: New
The Argentina Trans Memory Archive represents a group of trans activists who protect, build and vindicate their community's memory through vernacular photography and written materials.
The project began with Claudia Pía Baudracco and María Belén Correa, two activists that were instrumental in creating Argentina’s first trans organization (ATA) and in passing the country’s first trans rights bill (the Gender Identity Law). Pía and María Belén had always imagined having a space to reunite surviving companions and preserve their memories. After Pía passed away in 2012, María Belén started the Archive from a box of Pía’s old photos. It started out as a virtual space from which to share anecdotes, photos, testimonies, letters and police reports; materials which demonstrate how, over a long period of time, there were lives erased, family photographs hidden, and laws and edicts that systematically penalized and persecuted trans identities.
The Archive now houses a collection of more than 10,000 documents ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the late 1990s, and continues to grow thanks to the donations of material made by the survivors, their families and friends.
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