Practice: Documentary Photographer
Date of Lecture: 2012-01-10
Over the past 20-years documentary photographer Louie Palu has created bodies of work, which examine the social and political landscape of our time. His choice of subject matter has ranged from his acclaimed work Cage Call, which examines the working conditions in underground mines, to the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay and the conflict in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Palu’s work has been featured internationally including on the BBC, CBC, NPR, VOA and published in The Sunday Times, TIME, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Paris Match. His work has been exhibited worldwide including at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and Fotofest in Houston. His work is in the collections of George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Portland Art Museum, National Gallery of Canada and the Library and Archives of Canada to name only a few.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including a National Magazine Award, Photojournalist of the Year, Alexia Foundation Documentary Photography Grant, Aftermath Foundation Grant and is a 2011 Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow.
Additional Links: www.louiepalu.com