Darcy Padilla

photographer, USA

Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer living in San Francisco, California. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, the Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and a previous World Press Photo award, in 2011. Published internationally, Padilla is best-known for The Julie Project, the epic story of the life and death of Julie. The project spans 18 years, starting with a chance encounter, and provides an in-depth look at poverty, Aids, and social issues affecting American society.

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