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Louie Palu

Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, festivals, and exhibitions internationally. His work has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Economist, the Globe and Mail, and the Sunday Times Magazine. He has worked on assignment internationally and over the course of the last four years has focused on the war in Afghanistan and the Guantánamo Bay detention facility.


The Golden Triangle

December 28, 2011 | Multimedia

Louie Palu describes his twelve years of photographing the mines and mining towns of the Canadian Shield

A Canadian Army medic gently closes the eyes of an young Afghan man after he was fatally shot during a battle between the Afghan Army and Taliban insurgents. The medics at this front line hospital worked desperately to save him, but his wounds were too severe.

Total War

It was the peak of the Afghan fighting season, a time in late summer when all the perfect conditions for war come terribly together. The medics stood outside the UMS, like they had all summer long, waiting for the casualties. No one said a word; they knew well the horrors that would be coming.

Shooting Gitmo: Day Two

March 31, 2010 | Reporting

It is apparent that perhaps a new regime is taking hold here. Some of the restrictions are being slowly loosened.