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La Frontera: The Drug War In Mexico

For over a year, documentary photographer Louie Palu conducted in-depth research and fieldwork on the drug war in Mexico and its relationship to the United States. He traveled more than 2,000 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border, documenting violence, organized crime, and the drug trade.

Palu will discuss his work with Andres Martinez and give insights into the ground conditions on the border. He will also present his unique publication, “Mira Mexico,” developed as an outreach tool to illustrate how images influence and manipulate our understanding of an issue.

Join the NewAmerica Foundation for this conversation on the social and political issues influencing the current situation in Mexico — and how these factors affect the United States.

On Twitter? Follow @loupalu for updates on Palu's work. 



Louie Palu
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
Award-winning Documentary Photographer

Andrés Martinez
Vice President and Editorial Director, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036