BOOK LIVES: The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites
by Larry Towell
Phaidon
ISBN 978-0714839615

Time is needed. More time is needed. We all know that is the essential ingredient to get anything done properly.

Time is needed to gain trust and access. Time is needed to ensure responsible representation.

Larry Towell, a Canadian member of Magnum Photos, had unique access to the Mennonites communities in Canada as well as Mexico, and worked on this project for over a decade.

He was there for all the moments, decisive and mundane because he was living as one of them – the way a proper documentary work is done.

Such undertakings require the highest level of commitment.

The resulting images are poetic, insightful and respectful.

We love this book so much that when one of his prints became available, we bought it from Towell directly.

 

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell

The Mennonites by Larry Towell