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YAMA installation detail, 2014. Photo by Gretta Louw

The YAMA project is not only a physical archive of life in Lajamanu - the history and present day - but we are also incorporating a growing digital archive of community mobile phone photos. The beginnings of our archive were shown on digital photo frames inside the YAMA yujuku (humpy, or shed) at last week's exhibition, shown alongside digitized copies of photos taken of Lajamanu residents in the 1950s and 60s by the then superintendent. Old and new; future historical records and memories of the past. We asked visitors to bring in their own mobile phone photos to add to our collection next week.