A FIELD GUIDE TO ASBESTOS
In A Field Guide to Asbestos, Louie Palu documents the effects of asbestos on people and the landscape in Canada, the US, India and the UK. In this 15-year-long award-winning investigative project, Palu also addresses the visual aspects of asbestos that are related to fatal diseases that can take up to 40 years after exposure before they appear.
Released April 2019
Photographs by Louie Palu
Essay by Alison Nordstrom, PhD
Design & co-published by Hans Gremmen/Fw:Books
Softcover, 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Trade Edition: $20.00
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About Louie Palu
Louie Palu is a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and a 2016-2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Louie is an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in festivals, publications, and exhibitions internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant and is a 2011-12 Bernard L Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation. His work examines social political issues such as human rights, conflict, and poverty.