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Artist Talk — Louie Palu: Cage Call

wed04oct7:00 pmwed9:00 pmArtist Talk — Louie Palu: Cage CallWednesday, October 4, 2023 7 pm Online via Zoom Event Organized ByThe Image Centre7:00 pm - 9:00 pm RegionGreater Toronto & Hamilton,Southwestern OntarioCityToronto

Event Details

Delve into Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu’s series, Cage Call, documenting the living and working conditions of miners in Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and the formidable industrial architecture of the pits.

About the Exhibition
Between 1991 and 2003, Canadian documentary photographer Louie Palu established himself in the mining communities of Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec. Over time he accumulated an extensive, in-depth body of work that revealed the living and working conditions of the miners, while also capturing the formidable industrial architecture of the pits. Cage Call gathers together more than fifty black-and-white photographs and ephemera from Palu’s visual archive of this central but often overlooked and misunderstood aspect of Canada’s industrial culture.

About the Artist
Louie Palu (Canadian, b. 1968) is a Washington, DC-based documentary photographer and filmmaker. Focusing on socio-political issues, such as war, human rights, and poverty, his photojournalism has been featured worldwide, including in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Le Figaro, El País, and The Washington Post. Palu covered conflicts in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2006–2010); the drug war in Mexico (2011–2013); the Ukrainian crisis (2015); and the militarization of the North American Arctic (2015–2019). He has published five books, including Industrial Cathedrals of the North (1999) and Cage Call: Life and Death in the Hard Rock Mining Belt (2007) on view in this exhibition. In 2016, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Palu is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 12–8 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday–Tuesday: Closed

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