From the drug war in Mexico and along the US-Mexico Border to the counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan, this presentation has a firsthand world-view few people are able to see. This presentation will take you beyond the headlines to the frontlines of wars up close as seen by war photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Louie Palu. Visual literacy and how the media has historically reported on conflicts will also be topics covered.
Photojournalist & Documentary filmmaker
Louie is an award winning photojournalist and filmmaker whose work has appeared in publications and exhibitions internationally. He is a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, Bernard L Schwartz Fellowship with the New America Foundation and a Milton Rogovin Fellowship at the Center of Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. He is well known for work which examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty. He has covered three wars in the past 10-years including Afghanistan (2006-2010), Mexican drug war (2011-2013) and Ukraine (2016). His work is in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Art (U.S.), Library and Archives of Canada, Australian War Memorial, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and many others. His work has been featured in the BBC, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, PBS NewsHour, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, TIME, The Economist and Wall Street Journal. Louie has lectured and given workshops internationally at George Mason University, University of Verona, University of Jyväskylä, Hamburg University and the European Consortium of Political Research conference in Iceland.
More on his work can be seen here www.louiepalu.com