Devin Gallagher, Louie Palu
Kandahar Journals is the story of a photojournalist who reflects on the events behind his psychological transformation after covering front line combat in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010. April 2006. Photojournalist Louie Palu finds himself in the midst of body parts and the smell of burned flesh. On his first visit to Kandahar he is covering a suicide bombing. Arriving in the country as the wars violence spirals out of control, Louie is unaware that he will spend the next five years covering the conflict. Louie begins writing a series of journals reflecting on his personal experiences and what the war looked like and felt to him.