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Archivast was founded because the world needs more art.
We know there are gems, long-hidden in archives all over the world
that deserve to be seen - both at Archivast and in your home
In an accelerated world that is digitized, synthesized and increasingly disposable, we find extraordinary and engaging images, recognize their worth and give them the exposure they deserve. The world's archives have rich historical and contemporary photo collections, yet there are stunning images in these collections that never see the light of day and a great many are being discarded. Over the years many newspapers threw away their glass negatives from the 1800s, perhaps some of the most beautiful and artistic in their archives. Stemming this loss motivates us - as our society becomes more and more digitized, Archivast will become a platform for discovering, saving and exhibiting the best of this photography and making it accessible to our customers and fans.