Larry Towell | No Man’s Land

14 May - 25 June 2005

Exhibition Dates: May 14 – June 25, 2005

Opening reception / book & CD launch with the artist: Saturday May 14, 2-5 PM


Larry Towell was born in Chatham, Ontario, in 1953. As a student of Fine Arts at York University, he was schooled in the basics of photography, learning to use a camera and process black-and-white-film. Along with poetry, prose, and music, Larry began to utilize photography as a tool to explore the inherent inequities of society, a pursuit that he continues to this day.


Many of Larry’s projects revolve around the theme of landlessness, and the effect that this state has on people’s lives, as evidenced in The Mennonites and El Salvador. In 2003, he received the inaugural Henri Cartier-Bresson Award for his project photographing in the West Bank and Gaza, which was the genesis for No Man’s Land. An exhibition of this work was mounted at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris in April, 2005, and is published as a monograph by Chris Boot / The Archive of Modern Conflict.