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Renowned Canadian photojournalist Larry Towell's latest book and gallery exhibit examines the war in Afghanistan starting with one of his famous images from ground zero in New York city on September 11, 2001. The work includes soldiers, afghan civilians and prisoners with links to the Taliban. The book Larry Towell: Afghanistan is now available and a selection of images will be on display at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto until November 22, 2014.
All photos © Larry Towell for Magnum
As people work around him, a minister stands amid the wreckage of the World Trade Center, seemingly dazed from the events of the day, September 11th, 2001.
Kabul 2010. Village elder and daughter at ÒjirgaÓ over canal construction with US military Black Knight Troop in Kunar Valley.
Kandahar 2011. Landscape from Black Hawk helicopter.
Kandahar 2011. Landscape from Black Hawk helicopter with mounted gun.
Pul-i-Charki Prison, Pul-i-Charki 2011
Top row: Karem Ullah. Age 20. Ex-policeman who lost his gun. Accused of selling it to the Taliban. Claims to have not ties with the insurgency.
Middle row: Gulab (declines too give last name). Shopkeeper. Claims to be falsely accused of Taliban links due to his appearance. Has spent more than five years in prison.
Bottom row: Mullah Moray Aminullah Age 33. From Logar. Arrested for preaching against the occupation. Claims to have no links with Taliban.
Kabul 2010. Woman in a burqua selling glamor magazines.
Charahi Qambar Refugee Camp, Kabul 2011. 10-year-old Gul Juma, a Pashtun who lost her arm as well as two sisters and another relative during the ISAF bombing of her home in Helmand Province.