U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Carlos “OJ” Orjuela age 31, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Forward Operating Base Dwyer. Carlos is from Neptune, New Jersey and he has done a tour of Iraq in addition to this tour. by Louie Palu
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Pigment print on archival paper
From the series "Garmsir Marines"
Signed, titled, dated, and editioned, in ink, au verso
Printed in 2017
Edition of 25 (#7/25)
Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in publications and exhibitions internationally. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow at the University of Texas in Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant and a Milton Rogovin Fellowship at the Center Creative Photography.
He is well known for work which examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict and poverty. His work is in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Museum of Fine Arts Boston. His work has been featured on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, NPR, El Pais, The New York Times and La Republica. His photographs and films have been exhibited in numerous museums and festivals such as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art and Munich Documentary Film Festival.
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War is Only Half the Story: 10 Years of the Aftermath Project - The Guardian, February 2018
Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants - Smithsonian.com, April 2017
Questioning the definition of the American family, through 150 years of photography - Washington Post, November 2017
In Search of the American Family - The New York Times, November 2017
Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War - NPR, August 2013