No Man's Land

Larry Towell

Many of Larry Towell’s projects revolve around the theme of landlessness, and the effect this state has on people’s lives, as evidenced in his previous projects including The Mennonites and El Salvador. Towell is the only Canadian member of the renowned Magnum Photo Agency. 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. Towell’s photographs show an immense understanding of human suffering and passionately portray the struggles of Palestinian’s and their hope for the future. 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.