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Back in October of 2001, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan was arguably the biggest story in the world. The public was captivated, and the media was all over it.
But now, after eight years of war, things have changed. With the economy hurting, many news organizations are struggling to cover what's really happening. And because the war has gone on for so long, it's easy for the public to grow weary of it. That's why a guy like Louie Palu is so rare- and also, so important.
Louie is an award winning Canadian photojournalist and filmmaker. In fact, last year, he was named Canadian Photojournalist of the Year. He spent six years at the Globe and Mail and has been featured in 'The New Yorker,' 'The New York Times,' 'TIME Magazine' and more.
Over the past four years, Louie has spent a lot of time in Afghanistan, shooting both still and moving images. This past summer, he says, was by far the most violent. Louie was embedded with front-line combat troops and saw huge numbers of Afghan casualties, including many civilians. And yet, he says, there was very little reporting about it. So, Louie has taken manners into his own hands and made the war a key part of his work.