10.01.2012 in23:55 in Documentary -->
Larry Louie, 1961, Canada, is a socially engaged documentary photographer who leads a dual career. He runs a optometry clinic in Edmonton where he actively works as an optometrist. Photography had been a serious hobby, but in 2005 he started showing his images and traveling the world. Since then he has been to countries as Tanzania, Tibet, Bangladesh and Turkey. Since 2008 he found a way to combine the photography with his work in eyecare. He worked together with Seva Canada, an organization whose mission is the elimination of preventable and treatable blindness around the world. In his series entitled In the Underbelly of Kathmandu, Larry focused on the simmering crisis currently happening in the Kathmandu Valley. It is quickly becoming the slum central of Nepal with raw sewage and air pollution as a result. Larry won numerous awards including the IPA Lucie Award and the National Geographic Photo Essay award.