An ex-gang member who spent his entire life in Arizona. He was recruited into gangs after crossing the U.S. border with his mother at the age of two. Young men such as this are the foot soldiers and front line in Mexico’s drug war.
— Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu. Palu is manning Now This is News’ Instagram account this week to share photos and stories about the Mexican drug war.
In November, you will be able to see his work in person in DC and New York City. Palu’s photos are part of the Pulitzer Center’s engaging FotoWeekDC exhibit on borders. Palu and photographer Tomas van Houtryve will discuss their work Sunday, November 3rd. (More info here.)
Starting November 8th, his photos will be featured at the Brooklyn Museum in an incredible new exhibit on the aftermath of war. (More info here.)