Gallery Lambton hosting bus trip to Museum London to see Larry Towell’s new exhibition: Danger and Aftermath

Arts/Entertainment/Culture — By on February 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Gallery Lambton is hosting a bus trip to Museum London on Sunday, Feb. 26, to visit Lambton County photographer Larry Towell's new exhibition: Danger and Aftermath.

The bus trip includes a conversation between Towell and Professor Sharon Sliwinski, an Assistant Professor at UWO's Faculty of Information and Media Studies. The discussion will focus on the challenges of working in conflict zones, the gap between photographic evidence and photographic meaning, and the difficulties of telling a story in pictures. The conversation will take place at 1:00 pm.

After the talk, participants will then be provided a guided tour of Towell's exhibition, which features large-scale prints and panoramas that capture the turmoil caused by longstanding war, corruption, and displacement. Towell's views on the 9/11 tragedy as well as more recent imagery of an embattled Afghanistan are also featured.

Towell became the first Canadian invited to join the Magnum Photo Agency in 1988, and has had photo essays published widely. His work has included documentation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Mennonite workers in Mexico, and a personal project on his family's farm in Dawn-Euphemia Township in Lambton County. His work can be found in collections around the world, including: The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, U.S.A.; Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery Lambton, Noordelicht Collection in Holland, and Archive of Modern Conflict in London, UK, among many others.

For more information and to reserve your spot today, contact David Moore at 519 336-8127 or visit www.artgallerylambton.ca for more information.

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