The Beijing Silvermine is a highly impressive project initiated by French Artist Thomas Sauvin. The project consists of an immense archive of pictures of Chinese allowing for insight into complexities of Chinese history and culture. The archive now features 850,000 negatives from around 14,000 tolds. This combined with its digital counterparts makes the archive toll over one million photographs. The project was started in the 90’s through to the early 2000’s. The photographs provide a glimpse into the days of the Chinese cultural revolution in an unprecedented unfiltered and honest way. It also exposes how humans relate to the photographic medium and how the act of photographing influences personal as well as collective memory.