Louie Palu Photographs Kandahar

Afghan boys play on swings in Dand District South of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. In 2009, this district teetered on the verge of collapse as insurgents operated freely, intimidating and terrorizing the local population and government officials. Although it is not completely secure, a long term counterinsurgency (COIN) operation implemented by Canadians turned the area around. © Louie Palu/ZUMA Press/Alexia Foundation

In the work “Kandahar,” Louie Palu used his 2010 Professional Grant to introduce us to the crossroads of Asia, a place which has been in conflict for thousands of years, and the center of the current Afghan insurgency. Kandahar was … Continue reading