Darcy Padilla, 2010 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant Recipient

Darcy Padilla was awarded the grant to continue her documentary “The Julie Project.” A visual epic, the intensely intimate story of the life and death of Julie Baird spans 18 years starting with a chance encounter in 1993, and provides an in-depth look at poverty, AIDS, and social issues affecting American Society.

A San Francisco-based photojournalist and documentary photographer, Darcy Padilla is published internationally and has received the highest honors including an Alexia Foundation Award, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.