Immigrant Image Archive was established in Copenhagen 2007 as an independent, non-profit art project focusing on the visual aspects of immigration.
The archive collects, preserves, and provides photographs, audio recordings and video films about immigrants in Denmark. The aim is to build a national, visual documentation centre for the immigration to Denmark in the period from 1950 and till today.
The archive solely contains images with relation to immigration taken by the immigrants themselves. Hence, visitors to the archive are confronted with the social realities and experiences of the contributors who are conveying their own stories.
The archive functions as an information and research centre and is open to the public. It consists of an electronic image database, which form basis for exhibitions, talks, publications and electronic presentations.
The archive also organizes public lectures and seminars, and provides professional advice through arrangements addressing the relationship between the various immigrant societies and the Danish society. The purpose of this is to increase the mutual knowledge of the societies and break down social barriers.