Larry Towell

Larry Towell was born in rural Ontario, Canada, in 1953. A stint of volunteer work in Calcutta in 1976 provoked him to begin to photograph and write about power and landlessness. In the 1980’s he photographed the Nicaraguan Contra war and the relatives of the disappeared in Guatemala. In 1996, he completed a ten-year reportage on El Salvador which was followed by two books on the Palestinians and then a long-term project documenting Mennonite migrant workers in Mexico and Canada (2000, re-released 2022). Afghanistan was published in 2014 and will be followed in 2023 by The History War (Ukraine). He has received numerous prizes, including the World Press Photo of the Year, the Oskar Barnack, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, and Nadar Awards among others. Larry is also a talented musician and songwriter releasing a set triple vinyl LPs in 2022.

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