|Description||The PARC Histories Archive includes annual reports, financial papers, correspondence and papers relating to the instigation and funding application for the centre.|
Projects documented within the papers include; PARC members Paul Lowe and Brigitte Lardinois’ work on the NAM project, which brings together the photographic archives of Philip Jones Griffiths, the film archive of Stanley Kubrick and the journalistic archive of Phillip Knightley in an interactive multimedia resource that looks at the resonance of the Vietnam War today and draws connections between different areas of practice and the touring exhibition of Daniel Meadows' early photographic works curated by Val Williams and the related publication Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80s, written and edited by Williams and published by Photoworks.
Other projects include; Fieldstudy publications, ROAD / Directory of Photographic Collections in the UK / The New British Photography of the 1970s / Marjolaine Ryley / Finds / Ken. To be destroyed (Sara Davidmann) / Life on the Road (Tom Hunter, Andrew Gaston & Dave Fawcett) / Figures of Folk / Postcard’s From Roberts / Paper Typographies (Anna Fricker and Patrick Sutherland) / Martin Parr in conversation with Paul Lowe / Scar (Paul Lowe) / The Work Stations Files (Anna Fox) curated by Robin Christian / Single Saudi Women (Wasma Mansour) , The Elephant Vanishes and the Unfolding the Tissue study day.
|Individual or organisational biography||The Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), founded in 2003, was the first research centre designated by the University of the Arts London and is based at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle.|
The centre commissions new and innovative research into photography and culture and organises seminars, exhibitions, study days, symposia and conferences – both within the UAL and externally.
PARC’s interests span the history and culture of photography, with particular emphasis on post-war British photography, the documentation of war and conflict, the photography of fashion and style, the visualisation of the counterculture and photographers as filmmakers.
|Custodial History||The archive was bought together by Robin Christian and Brigitte Lardinois in 2018 following a change of Directorship at the Centre. This archive was donated to the University Archvies and Special Collections Centre in 2019 as part of a larger deposit of PARC holdings.|