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Special Encore Presentation: "Dancing with the Camera"

Special Encore Presentation: "Dancing with the Camera"

Louie Palu graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1991 and subsequently moved to New York City on a scholarship where he interned with photographer Mary Ellen Mark. He later returned to Toronto and began working as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines, including working as a staff photographer for six years at Canada's National Newspaper, The Globe And Mail.In 1991 he began what would result in 12-years of field-work documenting the working lives of miners collaborating with writer Charlie Angus which would become the critically acclaimed body of work Cage Call: Life and Death in the Hard Rock Mining Belt, which won the Critical Mass Book Award. His work under battle conditions has been hailed as a remarkable effort in illustrating the futility of conflict. The program follows a journey across borders examining the social and economic conditions that his work explores.