On the 11th of this coming April, the Austin Center for Photography will be hosting legendary Magnum photographer and all-around Renaissance man Larry Towell in the auditorium at the Belo Center for New Media. Towell, who is an accomplished musician and published poet, will be performing a mixed-media event alongside fellow musician Mike Stevens, combining Towell’s work in photography, music, and spoken word for all of Austin to enjoy.
For those of you not familiar with his work, Larry Towell’s photo essays have appeared in The New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone, and other magazines, and he has published over a dozen books. Focusing on the themes of landlessness and identity, he has photographed the Contra war in Nicaragua, the civil war in El Salvador, relatives of the disappeared in Guatemala, and American Vietnam War veterans who worked to rebuild Vietnam. Most recently, he has documented the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Mennonite migrant workers in Mexico, and his family farm in southern Ontario.
For more information, please go to ACP’s website (visitacp.org/) or Larry’s website (http://larrytowell.com/).