Towell, Larry - The Mennonites --- new in seal
Originating in Europe in the sixteenth century, the Mennonites are a Protestant religious sect, related to the Amish. Rather than compromise their way of life they have continually been forced to migrate around the world to maintain their freedom to live as they choose. The greatest number of them are now to be found in Mexico, and many also live or regularly migrate to work in rural Canada.
Magnum photographer Larry Towell first encountered the Mennonites near his home in Ontario, Canada, and his friendship with them has gained him unique access to their communities. He has been photographing Mennonites in Canada and Mexico for over ten years, creating a unique and intimate portrait of their way of life. In addition, Towell's own fascinating text tells us in poignant and descriptive detail of his experiences. With an artist's eye he paints a picture of their lives: the harshness and poverty of their rural existence, the disciplines and contradictions of their religion, their hunger for land and for work, and the constant struggle to keep the modern world at bay.
hardcover : 292 pages
Dimensions : 19.5 x 27 x 4 cm
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Language: : English
isbn : 9780714839615
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