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The World from My Front Porch

Larry Towell's deeply personal account of family life and home, seen through a collection of photographs, albums, and found objects

Larry Towell

Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Two-year-old Isaac Towell is carried into the Sydenham River by his older sister Naomi to introduce him to water. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1996. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch My oldest son Moses Towell eats a wild pear while Ann sits behind the wheel of a 1951 pickup truck. It's the family's only vehicle. I bought it as junk for $200 and fixed it up on my own. Lambton C (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Noah Towell, who has a fever, laying in an uninstalled basement window well in the spring season. His dog Banjo is barking. Two cats and Isaac's playpen are on the front porch of the farmhouse. Lam (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Naomi Towell with her cat in a hollow black locust tree. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1990. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Isaac Towell in the fourth month of his history in the queen ann's lace wildflowers down the road from his house. The queen ann's lace is also known as 'wild carrot' for the stalk's distinct flavor (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Naomi Towell stands by the window inside of the abandoned farmhouse that is just down the road from our home. It is on the eastern edge of the farm. From the pioneer cemetery on the small knoll in (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Ann and Naomi Towell lay in bed. Ann is pregnant with Noah. Noah was born about a month after this photo was taken. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1989. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch After his friend shaved his head, Moses Towell lies on a hand crocheted bedspread that his mother Ann made. His bedroom window faces the south pasture. You can hear the cows in the morning grazing (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Ann Towell enters the porch from the south side in the process of transplanting flowers into flowerbeds. The front porch is a general catch-all for the children's toys, pets and paraphernalia. It (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Naomi Towell's twelfth birthday party. Naomi's friends are seen through the rear window of her father's 1951 Chevy pickup truck as he drives down the gravel road. Naomi and her friends are sitting (...)
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Ann Towell kissing Noah Towell on the kitchen table when the western sun comes into the only window that faces the setting sun. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1993. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Ann Towell asleep in a tent during summer camping in Pinery Provincial Park. Families often go camping in the summer. Hair braids are beautiful. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1999. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Noah's first shave. Noah Towell shaves for the first time (a rite to manhood) in the family's bathroom mirror as his nine year-old brother Isaac looks on. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 2003. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell | The World from My Front Porch Moses (back), Noah (centre), and Isaac (bottom) Towell stand on the road that runs in front of their home in rural Ontario. Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. 1997. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos