Mennonites in the Cuauhtemoc Colonies. Mexico. 1992. by Larry Towell.
Specifications of Mennonites in the Cuauhtemoc Colonies
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Larry Towell
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Larry Towell on the back of print “Mennonites in the Cuauhtemoc Colonies. Mexico. 1992.”
“I’d spent a week driving from the Canadian border to Chihuahua in Mexico with Jacob and Susanna Wheeler and their seven children. Sometimes I rode with the boys in the pickup: sometimes with the parents and younger kids in the van. This was the first Mennonite migrant family I’d gotten to know. In the colonies around Cuauhtemoc, it was fall harvest. On a wagon full of oats, Cornelius Wall leaned over and kissed his wife Helen. The most conservative Mennonites in the world never publicly kiss, let alone in front of a camera. It didn’t seem to bother them, meaning I’d gained their confidence. I would keep in touch with Cornie and Helen for years to come.”
Larry Towell’s business card reads ‘Human Being’. Experience as a poet and a folk musician have done much to shape his personal style. The son of a car repairman, Towell grew up in a large family in rural Ontario, Canada. During studies in visual arts at Toronto’s York University, he was given a camera and taught how to process black and white film.
So, more books and prints by Larry Towell you can find here.
Also, more Magnum Square Prints like Lambton County, Ontario. Canada. 1990 here.