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Louie Palu is a Canadian Photojournalist.
April 30, 2009 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Louie Palu is a Canadian Photojournalist. His series, Goodbye, Guantánamo, is up for some big awards.
posted by chunking express (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Uh oh, the Walrus is about to break out. Crazy.
posted by GuyZero at 12:02 PM on April 30, 2009


The "interview room"
posted by Joe Beese at 12:04 PM on April 30, 2009


The "Interview Room"... wow.
posted by cimbrog at 12:37 PM on April 30, 2009


He was also just named as NPAC's 2008 Photojournalist of the Year.
posted by riane at 12:39 PM on April 30, 2009


Between 50 and 100 detainees held by the US at Guantanamo Bay cannot be released or put on trial, says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
posted by adamvasco at 12:43 PM on April 30, 2009


I can't stop looking at the grooves in the wall made by that interrogation chair.
posted by Lidsville at 3:08 PM on April 30, 2009


There are still hundreds of people still being detained without legal recourse at Guantanamo Bay.

So while the news media may have blithely said "goodbye, Guantanamo", there are plenty of people still chained to it - fathers and sons who are rotting a fifth, sixth, even seventh year in their cages away from their families.

Can you imagine spending seven years in a foreign prison for a make-believe crime you didn't commit? So long that photojournalists are already winning awards for photographing the hell you live in, but you're still in there.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 10:46 PM on April 30, 2009


Yep, I'm sure that's what Palu was going for with his essay.
posted by chunking express at 6:51 AM on May 1, 2009


Very striking pictures though.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 12:37 PM on May 1, 2009


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