Kinsman Robinson Galleries Presents LOUIE PALU, 9/21
Kinsman Robinson Galleries presents
September 21 - October 12, 2013
Opening: Saturday, September 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Talk: 3:15 pm - Join us when journalist and Canadian Art contributor Noah Richler speaks with Louie Palu on the dangers of chronicling the Mexican drug war.
Kinsman Robinson Galleries is pleased to present Louie Palu: Mira Mexico featuring work by the internationally acclaimed photographer from his Sondheim Installation at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and works from his earliest series, photographed two decades ago in Mexico, which join the recent works from his award-winning project "Mira Mexico".
Over the course of two years, Palu traveled across thousands of kilometres along the U.S.-Mexico border for his in-depth and ground breaking project which examines the Mexican drug war. He documented numerous issues including violence, immigration, mental illness, drug addiction and impunity. This perilous journey took him through numerous border towns and deep into drug cartel territory.
Louie Palu is an award winning documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions worldwide including at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Palu has received numerous accolades including a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Grant, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellowship, awards from the White House News Photographers Association, Canadian Photojournalist of the Year, Hasselblad Master Award and an Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.
Palu's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, BBC, CBC, PBS NewsHour, NPR, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail and the Sunday Times Magazine. His work is held in numerous museum collections internationally including the Library and Archives of Canada and National Gallery of Canada.
Louie Palu is represented in Canada by Kinsman Robinson Galleries.