Louie Palu


Louie Palu is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has examined social political issues, such as human rights and conflict, for over 30 years - including conflict related issues in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Mexico, Ukraine, and the changing geopolitics of the Arctic. He is currently based in Washington D.C., United States, where he has covered politics for 15 years.

In 2016, he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and in 2019, the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions In Portraiture.

Palu's work has appeared in numerous books, exhibitions and been published widely including in Der Spiegel, El Pais, Le Figaro, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post. His work is held in numerous collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and National Gallery of Art, and has been selected for numerous exhibitions including in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His films have screened at numerous festivals including the Munich and Barcelona Documentary Film Festivals.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

Louie Palu on Social Media:
Instagram: @louiepalu
Twitter: @loupalu

Louie Palu

Portrait credit: Chloe Coleman