Time stands still: preserving the Manaki brothers' photographic legacy (EAP1470)

Aims and objectives

Our main goal is complete digitisation and essential conservation of the photographic heritage of the Balkan's first filmmakers Yanaki and Milton Manaki. Bitola's archive possesses the complete photographic material as well as personal documentation of the Manaki family which has never undergone the process of full digitisation. The photographic material contains more than 7000 glass negatives, 3000+ roll and sheet films and more than 10000 original prints and is produced in the end of the 19th century and up until the death of Milton in 1964. The photographic collection is one of the most explored on the Balkans.