Sarita Sharma Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Illustrations of Asians and Asian communities in the UK and in India; also of East and West Sudan. Photographs and slides of some services of the Greater London Council. Illustrations of Punks in London.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sarita Sharma is a photographer who worked with the FORMAT Photographic Library and Agency. This was founded in 1983, and was unique in that it only dealt with work by women photographers. They concentrated on social issues in the UK and elsewhere. The work by Sarita Sharma reflects these priorities, in that she is concerned with communities in India, Sudan, and England.


Numbered items in a folder. The slides are kept in slide sheets and boxes.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email:, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

SALIDAA deposited part of their archive with Brunel University Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

A finding aid is available.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Photographic transparencies, photographs, magazine cuttings.

Archivist's Note

Described by Paula Gerrard, with amendments by Katie Flanagan.

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.

Custodial History

This collection is part of the The South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive (SALIDAA) which was founded in 1999. The aim was to preserve sources and information about the contribution of the South Asian community to literature and arts in Britain.

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