The Fighting Season

The Fighting Season

Louie Palu

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: November 2nd, 6-8pm

exhibit dates: November 2 – December 16

Honfleur Gallery presents award-winning photographer Louie Palu’s work, The Fighting Season, which was documented 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 years FotoweekDC.

Louie Palu was a finalist for the Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art where a portion of The Fighting Season was featured this past summer. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1991 and has become well known throughout the past twenty years for the social and political subjects in his photographs.

When prompted on the impetus for his travels to Afghanistan Palu answered, “When I started covering the war in 2006 it had become a forgotten conflict, many people today still don’t know where Kandahar is, let alone that it is in Afghanistan.”

Excerpts of video and Louie’s diaries made on the front lines will be also featured in the gallery.

For more details about FotoweekDC, please check out Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions partner page. FotoweekDC is November 5- 12, 2011.