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 and Arnold Newman Prize including awards from Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, White House News Photographers Association and World Press Photo. His work has examined topics such as the conflicts in Afghanistan, Ukraine, drug war in Mexico, Guantanamo Bay, January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the changing geopolitics in the Arctic.

His work has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro and El Pais. His work is held in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and National Gallery of Art. His films have screened at numerous festivals including at the Hot Docs and the Munich Documentary Film Festivals. He is currently working on a long-term project on the Arctic partnered with the National Geographic Society as a National Geographic Explorer.