Louie Palu

March 2, 2006 - April 1, 2006

Image © Louie Palu
Image © Louie Palu
Image © Louie Palu
Image © Louie Palu
Image © Louie Palu
Image © Louie Palu

Louie Palu

Palu’s series, “Cage Call: Life in the Hard Rock Mining Belt,” documents the people, land, and work in the renowned mining region of Northern Canada. From quiet landscapes of the surrounding areas, to haunting portraits of the miners, to dramatic, shadowy images inside the shaft, Palu’s images simultaneously tell the humanistic stories of miners, their wives, and communities, as well as those of the industry, history, and tension between labor and enterprise. Identity, community, life,death, all swept together in the folds of light and shadow within Palu’s photographs.