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Darcy Padilla

Featured Speaker

Saturday, October 26 - 7:30PM to 9:00PM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union Ball Room

Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer focusing on long-term research about struggle and the trans-generational effects. She is a member of Agence VU' in Paris and the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Padilla's honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Alexia Foundation Grant, Getty Images Grant, International Photo-reporter Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, three World Press Photo Awards as well as the first for Long-term Projects, and a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

Published and exhibited internationally, Padilla was commissioned by Le Monde for a year to photograph the 2016 U.S. Election. She has had solo exhibitions at Visa pour l'Image (France), Cortona On The Move (Italy), Festival Nicéphore (France), Festival of Ethical Photography (Italy), and the contemporary art museum Centre d'Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona (Spain).

The novelist Emmanuel Carrère profiled her for the premiere issue of 6Mois magazine (France). And she was a judge on the second season of Sky Arts' Master of Photography, a television program simulcast to Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Padilla has given artist talks at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, DOCField (Spain), DOK-Festival (Norway), and Lumix Festival (Germany). Participating in panels at London Photo (United Kingdom) and Milano Photo Week (Italy). Lecturing at Stanford University, Syracuse's Newhouse School, UC Berkeley, and leading workshops at Rencontres d'Arles (France).

Her work is held in collections at the International Center for Photography (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), and Soros Foundation (New York). In 2019 the Banc Sabadell Art Collection (Spain) acquired prints to begin their photography collection.

Padilla's recent book Family Love published in France, follows a family for 21-years -- an intimate story of AIDS, poverty, and social issues.


Darcy Padilla
Darcy Padilla

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