Lost Rolls America has won in the 2019 New York Archives Week Awards’ “Innovative Use of Archive” category, which recognizes an individual or organization for use of archival material in a meaningful and creative way, making a significant contribution to a community or body of people, and demonstrating the relevance of archival materials to its subject.
Ron Haviv, founder of Lost Rolls America, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, co-founder of VII Photo Agency and founder of The VII Foundation. Lauren Walsh, Director of Lost Rolls America, is a professor and writer, and the Director of the NYU Gallatin Photojournalism Lab.
Lost Rolls America, while headed up by a photographer and a photo historian, in fact, is a publicly-driven archive that returns to the power of representation to each person who is reflected in this dynamic national repository of photos and memories. Lost Rolls America is presented in partnership with FUJIFILM, PhotoShelter, PhotoWings and The VII Foundation.