Writer and Scholar Andrew van der Vlies reviews Everyone is Present

Writer and Scholar Andrew van der Vlies reviews Everyone is Present

“Terry Kurgan is one of South Africa’s most accomplished and sophisticated theorists of her own photographic practice. Her projects, both studio-based and publicly engaged, have frequently explored the mediations of power relations at play in domestic photography. In Everyone is Present she offers a set of sensitive readings of a small cache of family photographs from the mid to late 1930s and early 1940s as its own kind of experimental art practice. The result is a deeply personal meditation on authorship, memory, and photography.” Read the full review here:...
“EVERYONE IS PRESENT” AT UCL, LONDON

“EVERYONE IS PRESENT” AT UCL, LONDON

On the 20th of February I’ll be in conversation with curator, writer and academic Tamar Garb, and the Polish writer and academic Eva Hoffman, , at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London. Details and Registration for the event are at this...
WIDE ANGLE E-BOOK LAUNCH

WIDE ANGLE E-BOOK LAUNCH

Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg is pleased to announce their first digital publication: Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik The publication is the result of a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, the Wits School of Arts and the Market Photo Workshop. It was edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik, and will be available for free download on the Fourthwall Books website and the Apple iBooks store as of 12 September 2015 Please join us at 2pm, Saturday 12th September, at Fourthwall Books, at the FNB Joburg Art Fair. Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice is a wide-ranging collection of essays in response to the subject of participatory photographic practice. Acknowledging that the political and ethical status of photography is never uncomplicated terrain, contributors to this volume engage with questions about power relations in participatory practice; the nature of negotiations between a project and its funders or partners; the aesthetic dimensions of a socially engaged practice; as well as intentionality, negotiated reality and ‘utopian’ pursuits. Wide Angle is in many ways a provocation: to rethink and critically expand the definition, uses and possible meanings of participatory photographic practice, especially in relation to professional practice, teaching, funding and theoretical work on the subject. Preview Oliver Barstow’s gorgeous book design here. Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice Edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik ISBN 978-0-9922404-0-0 Published by Fourthwall...