born Sept. 29, 1968
Photographer Louie Palu graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1991 and moved to New York City that same year on a scholarship where he interned to photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Upon completion of his studies in New York he returned to Toronto and began working as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. In 2001 he became a staff photojournalist at Canada’s National Newspaper, The Globe And Mail where he is currently employed.
Louie’s work has appeared in numerous books, catalogues and exhibitions including the photojournalism festival Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, Internationale Fototage in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany, George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and the Ping Yao International Photography Festival in Ping Yao, China. Louie is the recipient of numerous awards including a silver medal from the Society of Newspaper Design, an honourable mention in the Gordon Parks International Photo contest and a 2nd prize in the documentary category of the Nikon Photo Contest International.
Louie’s work is included in numerous private and public collections including the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.