I reach beyond the darkness to capture the hope of light, that s where my camera speaks.

Dr. Larry Louie is a Canadian optometrist whose passion for documentary photography over the years has won him numerous international accolades. Using his optometry and photography as a platform, he raises awareness on social issues and the challenges people are encountering in a world facing rapid urbanization and globalization.

In his clinic as an optometrist, Dr. Louie works to enhance the vision of people from all walks of life. On his travels he is a humanitarian documentary photographer, exploring the lives of remote indigenous people and documenting social issues around the world. He wants to engage people in inspiring stories of perseverance and strength, not only of those who have found themselves caught in such a plight, but also the amazing individuals and organizations that are lending a helping hand. He hopes his photographs will be able to tell the stories and make a difference, and to reveal light that is found in the darkest of places.

As an optometrist Dr. Louie adjusts people’s visual perception. As a photographer he seeks to adjust people’s view of the world. Either way, he is interested in things that exist outside the regular field of vision. Dr. Larry Louie’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and exhibited around the world; including the Royal Geographical Society of London, Circle of Fine Art in Madrid, Center of Photography in Charleston, South Carolina, Pendulum Pendulum Gallery and the Royal Alberta Museum in Canada.

It takes vision to be a good photographer, to imagine how the world around you will look in a photograph. But it takes another kind of vision to see how you can use what skills and experience you have to help other people.

— Mark Bentley, Black and White Photography Magazine, UK, March 2012

Speaking Engagements

Larry Louie is a regular guest speaker at schools, universities, colleges and photo clubs
locally and abroad about his photography work and his philanthropy work.
Please email us for further inquires.

Portland Photography Society, Portland, USA, July 18, 2016

Edmonton Shutter Bugs, Edmonton, Canada Feb. 21, 2016

Grant MacEwan University Cafe Presentation, Edmonton, Canada Oct. 26, 2015

Blue Sky Gallery - Beyond the Darkness, Portland, USA May 20, 2013