The son of a car repairman, Larry Towell grew up in a large family in rural Ontario. In 1996 he completed a ten-year project on El Salvador, and in the following year published a major book on the Palestinians. His fascination with landlessness also led him to document the Mennonite migrant workers of Mexico. He completed a second highly acclaimed book on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in 2005, and in 2008 released the award-winning The World From My Front Porch, a project on his own family in rural Ontario. Towell became a full Magnum Photos member in 1993.
Born in Taiwan, Chien-Chi Chang's work draws on his own immigrant experiences. Recurring themes of alienation and connection surface particularly in The Chain (2002), a collection of portraits made in a Taiwanese mental institution. For 16 years, Chang has photographed the fractured lives of Chinese immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, as well as their families back home in Fujian. Chang joined Magnum Photos in 1995. He lives and works in Taipei and New York.
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