In 2018, around 300 uncollected negatives, slides and prints were found in the attic of Fine Art Studios. Everyday Lusaka worked to collect and digitise these photographs and has since developed a social-history archive called Zambia Belonging. 


Zambia Belonging is about exploring the possibilities around how images can build a sense of identity and belonging – not just as a nation but as an individual as well. Our hope is that these images evoke reflection and introspection into oneself and one’s heritage and family. We believe that the photographs are not the consequence of this project, but really, where everything begins.

Zambia Belonging is also about historical preservation through digitization. Our hope is  to encourage everyone to digitize their photographs and safeguard their memories for generations.


Composed of works from Fine Art Studios as well as crowdsourced photographs, Zambia Belonging is a counter-archive that explores identity, meaning and value. The initiative encourages a culture around visual and self-governed storytelling. 


Zambia Belonging is a crowdsourced archive of photographs from everyday people locally and in the diaspora. We collect, digitise and share photographs along with their narratives. We publish on our social media channels, as well as our website zambiabelonging.com.

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Anyone can get involved by sharing the word about Zambia Belonging and contributing photographs.

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