Images by Larry Towell
Exhibition Dates: October 25 - November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 1
2:00 - 5:00 pm
For 30 years, Afghanistan has known only war. With this work, Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict daily. Towell shows the war from a variety of perspectives – from military camps to domestic interiors – and offers depictions of US soldiers, landmine victims, ordinary Afghan citizens, cityscapes and weaponry, as well as a rare series of Taliban portraits.
The exhibition displays key photographs taken over the course of his time spent in Afghanistan, and begins with his famous image taken at Ground Zero in New York City on September 11, 2001. His 35mm work seen together with his panoramas offer an insightful report that bears witness to the lives of Afghanis living amongst conflict.
The publication presents a facsimile of the photographer's original artist maquette, complete with his handwritten notes, stories, and over 350 images, including collages. A true art object, this book conveys the complexity of the conflict, which has roots that go deep into historical and tribal grievances.
- Stephen Bulger Gallery (adapted from press release)
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