Louie Palu is inspiring in his passion for his subject matter and unrelenting in his desire to express his vision. He spent twelve years exploring the mining communities of Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec, five years documenting the war in Afghanistan and two years examining the Mexican drug war.
Louie Palu is a 2016-17 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, 2011-12 Bernard L Schwartz Fellowship with the New America Foundation and Milton Rogovin Fellowship. Louie Palu is well known for his work which examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty. Louie is best known for his long-term studies of the social and political issues of our times which includes a recent 5-year study of the conflict in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Louie Palu's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Paris Match, BBC, The Globe and Mail and Sunday Times Magazine. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, George Eastman House International Museum of Film and Photography and has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery; The National Gallery of Canada; George Eastman House International Museum of Film and Photography, Rochester; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Portland Art Museum, Portland; The Library and Archives of Canada; Portrait Gallery of Canada; The Canadian Museum of Civilization; Baltimore Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Arts