Louie Palu


Louie Palu is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has examined social political issues, such as human rights and conflict for 30-years. His work has been selected for a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Arnold Newman Prize and World Press Photo Award.

His work has examined topics such as the drug war in Mexico, conflicts in Afghanistan and Ukraine, Guantanamo Bay and changing geopolitics in the Arctic. Based in Washington D.C., he has been focused on an ongoing in-depth project since 2019 covering U.S. politics through the final year of the Trump presidency, pandemic, protests and 2020 election including the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro and El País. His work is held in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and National Gallery of Art. His films have screened at many festivals including at Hot Docs and the Munich Documentary Film Festival.

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