Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family

Event 
November 22, 2018
Top floor
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Launch of 'Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory' and Family' by Terry Kurgan.


Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. This evocative image acts as a repository for multiple histories; public, private, domestic, familial and generational. Kurgan's meditations on photography offer insights into how photographs work, what they conceal, how they mislead, and the provocations they contain.

'Kurgan has achieved something rare in this book: a truly dynamic fusion of text and image. She brings a deep knowledge of craft to everyday images, whether she’s teasing fugitive meanings from a creased pre-war snapshot or takin the pulse of an apparently impersonal digital image. The result is both a moving family memoir and an illuminating reflection on photography and memory.'
- Ivan Vladislavić.

Credits

Panel:
Terry Kurgan
Mark Gevisser

Opening address:
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

Publisher:
Fourthwall Books



Links

︎ Fourthwall Books 


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