Larry Towell is a photographer, poet, musician, and oral historian known for his black-and-white photographs of sites of political conflict in Afghanistan, Central America, Mexico, and Palestine, among others. Larry has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and The New Yorker, among others. Larry has also published numerous books, including Afghanistan and The Mennonites. Larry's forthcoming publicationThe History War (Ukraine) is expected for release in February 2024. He is the only Canadian member of Magnum Photos, the prestigious photo agency founded in 1947 by Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. He lives in rural southwestern Ontario with his wife, Ann, and sharecrops a 75-acre farm.
Larry has participated in the Embassy Cultural House exhibition “Pandemic Gardens" and in “The Man I Left Behind," an evening performance at Museum London for Words: London's Literary and Creative Festival in London, ON, in collaboration with the Embassy Cultural House.
Work by Larry
If there's one theme that connects all my work, I think it's that of landlessness; how land makes people into who they are and what happens to them when they lose it and thus lose their identities.