El Salvador. Photographs by Larry Towell. Text by Mark Danner. Inscribed by author to Mary Ellen Mark. First edition. Hardbound. Quarto. Acetate-protected dust jacket. Includes index to images and afterword by author. Durham, NC, DoubleTake, 1997. 128 pp.
In the tradition of Magnum greats Gilles Perres and Josef Koudelka, Larry Towell's portraits of El Salvadorans are a richly layered tapestry of chaos and grace. Beginning in 1986, Towell photographed the El Salvadorian revolution, its terror and its aftermath. Without betraying these circumstances through simplification, Towell has managed to find spirit and beauty within the tragedy of civil war. Out-of-print in hardbound.
Inscribed "to Mary Ellen with appreciation and respect. Hope our paths meet somewhere. Larry Towell 'ES. 25/8/98. Rockport Maine."
A Very Fine copy with only minor shelf wear. Fine dust jacket protected in mylar jacket protector.