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Larry Towell

Larry Towell (b. 1953), the son of a car repairman, he grew up in a large family in rural Ontario. He studied visual arts at Toronto's York University. During volunteer work in Calcutta in 1976, Towell was provoked to photograph and write, while back in Canada, he taught folk music to support himself and his family. He has since completed projects on the Nicaraguan Contra war, on the relatives of the disappeared in Guatemala, and on American Vietnam War veterans who returned to Vietnam. Among his books are: El Salvador (1997), Then Palestinian (1998), The Mennonites (2000), In the Wake of Katrina (2006), The World From My Front Porch (2008), and Afghanistan (2014). In addition to being a photographer, he is also a poet and a folk musician.