Lecture with Louie Palu
11:00am, October 19, 2019
Louie Palu is an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in festivals, publications, exhibitions and collections internationally over 28-years. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and research fellowships at the University of Arizona and University of Texas in Austin. He is well known for his work which examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty.
Photography and Witnessing
Louie’s lecture Photography and Witnessing is part of a full day of artist lectures on October 19, 2019. He will discuss his work as an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, and commitment to covering social and political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty on projects in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Mexico and his latest multi-year project on the Arctic for National Geographic Magazine.
Louie Palu was born in Canada to poor Italian immigrant parents. His mother was a seamstress who worked on an assembly line at a sewing machine making coats while pregnant with him. His father was a stonemason who worked in construction. His parents where born before the Second World War and grew up witnesses to the violence of the war. Louie grew up hearing stories of trauma and poverty, and was taught to always be in touch with his roots. This led to his career as a photojournalist, and became the basis of all his choices of subject matter as a documentary photographer.