"Then Palestine" is a rich image collection from Larry Towell's seven trips to Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem from 1993-1997.
At the height of the first Palestinian intifada in 1993, Towell trained his lens on Israel's displaced Arab populations living under occupation, documenting Arab-Israeli relations there over a period of five years. Conflicting lives, like disorder, violence, and even death, are the norm in Palestine; it is a part of daily life. Towell's photography, alongside poetry by the award-winning Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, tells a story of two worlds struggling to survive while somehow endeavoring to live together.
(The afterward includes excerpts from the journals Towell recorded while traveling in Palestine.)
Size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/4"
Publisher: Aperture (New York, 1998)