Publisher Note

In this book, Terry Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories – public, private, domestic, familial, and generational – she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain. Each essay takes up the thread of the story of her family’s epic journey across Europe as they flee Nazi occupation, until they reach Cape Town. Kurgan’s essays are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis, and they demonstrate her sophisticated understanding of a medium that has long engaged her as an artist.

Artists’ Edition

Everyone is Present

— Essay on Photography, Memory and Family

by Terry Kurgan, A.A. V.V

Release Place Johannesburg, South Africa
Edition 2nd edition
Release Date 2019
ISBN-13: 9780994700964
Subform Photo Novel
Topics Family, Generations
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions 16.0 × 22.0 × 3.0 cm
Pages 280
Technique Offset