Kinsman Robinson Galleries

April 28, 2011 15:20 ET

Louie Palu: The Fighting Season @ Kinsman Robinson Galleries

May 7 - 31, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) -

Artist Talk & Preview: Thursday May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the 2011 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Kinsman Robinson Galleries is pleased to present Louie Palu: The Fighting Season featuring over 30 works by the internationally acclaimed photographer.

This exhibition is an in-depth retrospective of the conflict in Southern Afghanistan, photographed over five years. This will be the first time that images from this extensive, award-winning archive will be publicly exhibited and available for sale.

Palu examines Kandahar and the surrounding area, which is a very misunderstood region due toit's geographic and strategic significance. It's a place with a long and tragic history of infamous battles and slaughter for armies which underestimated the terrain, people and climate - always leading to defeat or retreat - and making Kandahar one of the most difficult places in the world to attempt to change or stabilize.

Palu's work has evolved into taking a deeper exploration into the culture and history of the region. His final project attempts to understand "war" itself through the use of still photography, audio and video.

Artist Bio

LOUIE PALU

Louie Palu is a documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, festivals and exhibitions worldwide including the photojournalism festival Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France and the New York Photo Festival.

Palu has received numerous accolades including a Silver Medal from the Society of Newspaper Design, twelve awards from the White House News Photographers Association, the Hearst Photography Biennial Award, Canadian Photojournalist of the Year, Hasselblad Master Award and the prestigious Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.

Palu's work was featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, BBC, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, MACLEANS and the Sunday Times Magazine.

Louie Palu is represented in Canada by Kinsman Robinson Galleries.

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