... photojournalism has its tremendous rewards and it's wonderful work. In what other work can you wander aimlessly with a camera around your neck, armed only with your personal interest and your eyes?

— Larry Towell

The most memorable Larry Towell quotes that will activate your desire to change

People aren’t photographing for history any more.

It’s for immediate gratification. If you’re photographing to share an image, you’re not photographing to keep it.


Poetry is my first love. Photography often fails to look into things. It looks at things. Poetry is so much more truthful.


If there’s one theme that connects all my work, I think it’s that of land-lessness; how land makes people into who they are and what happens to them when they lose it and thus lose their identities.


Be yourself and look outside of yourself.