Louie Palu is a photographer, filmmaker and artist whose work has examined social political issues, such as human rights, climate change and conflict for over 30-years.
He is a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and was awarded the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions In Portraiture for his photographic installation of frozen prints in ice blocks.
His work has examined topics such as the war in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, drug war in Mexico and changing geopolitics of the Arctic. His last four publications are deconstructed photo books, which deal with how narratives can be reshaped by changing the sequence of images including in his book Front Towards Enemy (2017, Yoffy Press).
His work has been reviewed in Aperture and is known for pushing the boundary of traditional documentary photography using installations and conceptual approaches.
His images have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and El Pais. His work is held in numerous collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and National Gallery of Art. His work has been selected for numerous exhibitions including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and National Gallery of Canada.
His films have been broadcast internationally and screened at numerous festivals including the Munich and Barcelona Documentary Film Festivals.
Louie is currently working on Archive 192, which is an independent archive of abstractionist work by women photographers, which includes audio interviews, prints and rare publications in an effort to promote an updated view of the history of photography and the key role women have played in it.
More of his work can be seen here www.louiepalu.com