Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu placed first in the portrait, pictorial and international news picture categories of the "Eyes of History"contest hosted by the White House News Photographers Association in Washington D.C. He also received an award of excellence in the international news picture story category. The Pulitzer Center provided Palu with a grant for his reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border, part of his project called "Drawing the Line: The U.S.-Mexico Border." Palu's editorial work is represented by the photo agency ZUMA Press. He is a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation.
The top winners of the still, video, multimedia and student contests will be honored at the annual "Eyes of History" gala on May 11 in Washington. The White House News Photographers Association is a 91-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of Washington’s professional photojournalists.