Louie Palu: The Fighting Season


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Afghan police officer preparing to patrol a village, Panjwa'i District, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Photo © Louie Palu
20 x 24 inch pigment print. 2010


Honfleur Gallery presents award winning photographer Louie Palu's work, The Fighting Season, which was completed as several related studies of Kandahar and the surrounding region of Southern Afghanistan. October 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the current conflict in Afghanistan and FotoweekDC is the perfect opportunity to showcase this timely work. The exhibit's opening reception and artist talk will open November 2nd at 6pm, a few days before the official start of this year's FotoweekDC.

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Three brothers wounded by an insurgent's bomb, Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. 2010
Photo © Louie Palu

20 x 24 inch pigment print.

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Dust and smoke on helicopter landing zone, enemy possible, Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Photo © Louie Palu
24 x 30 inch pigment print. 2010


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2010. A wounded soldier in a medevac helicopter after a night raid, Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Photo © Louie Palu
20 x 24 inch pigment print.


Many of Palu's photographs featured in this exhibition were taken in combat conditions. Palu worked independently of military units and also worked embedded while covering military operations where he spent extensive periods of time with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines including Canadian and British combat units. In 2010 he flew on over 100 MEDEVAC missions to the front lines with the U.S. 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. - Honfleur

aCurator had the honour of meeting Louie Palu at FOTOfusion in January where we were each on panels talking about our work. At the time, we were in the only contiguous state that was without snow, which is a good reason to join us this coming January for the 17th annual FOTOfusion.
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