Displaced Time




The book “Displaced Time” deals with the dark potential of archives, focusing on the restricted collections and classified archival materials that existed during the Soviet period. The book is based on Aap Tepper’s exhibition project “Displaced Time: 10 Photographs from Restricted Collections”, which was held at the Film Archives of the National Archives in 2018, and used nature and landscape photography to reveal how the Soviet authorities used archives as a repressive mechanism.


The book is compiled by Aap Tepper and Annika Toots.

Graphic design by Kert Viiart and Carl-Robert Kagge.

Published by the National Archives of Estonia.


The book can be purchased at the webshop of the National Archives of Estonia:



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