Louie Palu’s new show at Kinsman Robinson in Toronto is from his ground breaking project documenting violence, immigration, drug addiction and other issues flowing from the Mexican drug war. The dangerous journey took him thousands of kilometres along the U.S.-Mexican border and deep into drug cartel territory over a two-year period. These dark, stunning photographs have won him wide acclaim.
The tenacious photographer 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.
Photos in this post are from the exhibition webpage at Kinsman Robinson Gallery, here.
Louie Palu narrates this short video, with more of his remarkable photos.