Lambton County, Ontario. Canada. 1996. By Larry Towell.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Larry Towell
Statement from Larry Towell on the back of print
“I live on the Sydenham River, which cuts my Ontario farm in half. I was brought up on this water, and we bought the farm because of it. When I was a young man, I lived on a raft for two and a half years. It’s part of my skin. When the children were young, they spent their summers using this water as a swimming hole. When Isaac was a year old, I asked Naomi to bring him into the river. This was his first swim. He was invigorated.
Capa’s notion of closeness was never just physical. It was also emotional. In the summer, I still swim in that river almost every day. The memory of our children as babies lingers here with the smell of water and vegetation.”
Larry Towell is a Canadian photographer, poet, and oral historian. Towell is known for his photographs of sites of political conflict in the Ukraine, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Standing Rock and Afghanistan, among others. In 1988, Towell became the first Canadian member of Magnum Photos.
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