On 2 May the SAJM hosted artist and writer Terry Kurgan in conversation with Steven Robins, professor of sociology and social anthropology, best known for his work, Letters of Stone.
The Nelson Mandela auditorium filled up with an interested audience as the two discussed Kurgan’s latest book of creative non- fiction, Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family. Terry Kurgan’s work has been exhibited and published broadly and has received numerous accolades. Everyone is Present has just been long-listed for the 2019 Sunday Times Alan Paton Literary Award. Kurgan and Robins, whose own work has explored a wealth of archival material, provided an illuminating conversation on the ways in which we can discover the hidden narratives and perspectives found in family photographs.
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