Louie Palu

She is the recipient of numerous awards including a National Magazine Award, Critical Mass Book Award, Hasselblad Master Award, Best of Photojournalism Award from the NPPA, Silver Medal from the Society of Newspaper Design and multiple awards from the White House News Photographers Association.

In 2009 he was awarded an Aftermath Grant for a project on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Hearst Photography Biennial Award and Canadian Photojournalist of the Year, a 2010 Alexia Foundation Photography Grant for World Peace and Cultural Understanding for a project on Kandahar, Afghanistan and is a 2011 Bernard L Schwartz fellow with the New America Foundation.

Louie's work has appeared in numerous books, catalogues, festivals and exhibitions internationally, which include the festival Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, Internationale Fototage in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen in Germany, George Eastman House, Ping Yao Festival in China, Fotografia International Festival of Rome, Centrum for Fotografi in Stockholm, Sweden, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and he was also selected for the 2009 New York Photo Festival and CONTACT Photography Festival.

Native Texan and photographer Erin Trieb studied photography at East Texas State University and graduated in 2004. After interning as a newspaper photographer in Israel, she has since freelanced as an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer, covering major stories in the Middle East, Africa, and most recently the war in Afghanistan. Her work concentrates on a diversity of subject matter from international conflict and social concerns to local, feature stories in Texas.

Erin Trieb has gained international recognition for her work including awards from World Press Photo and Pictures Of The Year International on her coverage of the Texas Gubernatorial elections in 2006. In 2010 she was awarded again from Pictures of the Year International for her coverage of a U.S. military medical unit in Afghanistan. She has also been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, and was the recipient of a Rory Peck Trust bursary in 2009.

Her photographs have been published by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC.com, Newsweek, Forbes, GEO Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Financial Times, The Times in London, Texas Monthly Magazine, Stern, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

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