The main goals of the center are the conservation, study and dissemination of Argentine historical photography in conjunction with the production of contemporary work. With the use of new technologies for the reinterpretation of the analogical era.
What is the relationship between photography and culture. What is the value of the photographic heritage in Argentina and the world. Art and document.
The programs, workshops and exhibitions will seek to promote interest in photographic technique and its scientific / artistic content, both for the public and for the masses. On its digital platform, it will be possible to access part of its collection, already catalogued, with all the information derived from the images through their interdisciplinary study.
The value of photographic heritage depends on society's awareness and understanding of its own culture.
In the field of conservation, seminars and workshops will be given, as well as practices in our analogical laboratory, in this way it will be possible to have contact with chemical / photographic materials. It will be a complement between theory and practice.
One of the centre's main objectives is the production of contemporary photography, generated from historical and modern supports.
The analogical laboratory will have the service of copies in silver bromide gelatine.
CIFHA wants to contribute to new generations of photographers / curators / researchers / artists, have a greater awareness of the photographic heritage and technological advances in photographic capture since the creation of the camera obscura until today, as well as contribute to the understanding of our culture through new images.
CIFHA maintains that by deepening and experimenting with ancient photographic techniques one can reach the heart of the digital age.