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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.

Use your imagination and submit!

The A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas is offering an photography competition on Imagination and I am the juror!

i-mag-i-na-tion: fabrication, fantasy, illusion, imagery, insight, inspiration, originality, thought, vision, creation, creativity, inventiveness realization.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint Exupery

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Pablo Picasso

Entry Deadline:
January 9, 2012

Exhibition dates:
February 17, 2012 to April 1, 2012

Imagination feeds the need to photograph. Since I can remember, I have loved to create with my mind and my hands. This desire was instilled by a mother and grandmother who shared the same compulsion. These imaginative women taught me to dream and experiment.

I-mag-i-na-tion is your opportunity to imagine and create. Get outside the conventional with this one. Chiropractor Sherman Oaks . Dont just photograph the pear; hide it underneath a cloth napkin and see what happens.

Forty-five images will be selected for exhibition and a Blurb full color catalog of the exhibit will be available for purchase. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for The Jurors Award and The Directors Award, along with a $100 prize for the Visitors Choice Award. There will also be five Honorable Mentions. online radio luisteren .

Creativity is encouraged.