Kandahar: Photographing the frontline, by Louie Palu

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Award-winning Canadian documentary photographer Louie Palu covered nearly every Canadian and American unit in Kandahar from 2007-2010, including over 150 medevac missions with the 101st Airborne. His stunning photographs of this time in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan can be seen in the Canadian War Museum’s exhibition Kandahar: The Fighting Season. Come listen to Louie talk about these experiences, featuring images and video of Canadian Forces on the frontline.


Louie Palu has been awarded numerous accolades including a National Magazine Award, Photojournalist of the Year, Alexia Foundation Documentary Photography Grant and is a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation. Louie’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, BBC, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Walrus and Sunday Times Magazine. He is best known for his long-term studies of contemporary social and political issues, which includes extensive coverage of frontline fighting in the districts of Panjwa’i, Zhari, Maiwand, Dand and Arghandab, which surround Kandahar City, Afghanistan.


Warning: Contains violence and strong language. Not suitable for children

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