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Larry Towell: Close To Home

The Pear, 1983, © Larry Towell / Magnum Photos

Opening reception and book signing:
Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00–4:00 pm

Exhibition on view:
Now through February 4, 2012

Michael Gibson Gallery
157 Carling Street
London, Ontario
(519) 439-0451

Two published bodies of work, The World From My Front Porch and The Mennonites are featured in Magnum photographer Larry Towell’s exhibition Close to Home at the Michael Gibson Gallery.

The inspiration for The World From My Front Porch materialized after being scolded by his father for inquiring about a road trip with friends. He was told that anywhere was too far to travel. Towell began documenting his family’s rural lifestyle in southern Ontario. This personal, sheltered depiction of the family farm and its residents concludes with him venturing beyond his doorway façade.

For over ten years, Towell has photographed the Mennonite population in Canada and Mexico for a series of photographs titled, The Mennonites. Making inimitable portraits of this often misunderstood community, he documents their poverty, desire for land and work, and the continuous effort to keep the modern world at bay.

Join Towell for the presentation of his personal video diary, Indecisive Moments, followed by a Q&A on January 28 at 2:00 pm.

His work has appeared in Aperture issues 202, 187, and 171.