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Online Artist Talk: Darcy Padilla
Documentary Photography and the Long-Term Project
Tuesday, May 16th, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Please join us for this special lecture with award-winning documentary photographer, Darcy Padilla, as she shares work from multiple projects and stories that she has focused on during her decades-long career. Not to be missed!

Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer, an associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a member photographer of Agence VU’ Paris. With a focus in narrative photography, Padilla primarily works on long-term projects about struggle and the trans-generational effects. Padilla’s monograph Family Love published by Éditions de La Martinière Paris, follows a family for 21-years — an intimate story of poverty, AIDS and social issues.

Padilla’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1995), Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Getty Images Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, World Report Master Award, three World Press Photo Awards (first recipient for Long-Term Projects 2015), and the 30th W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

Her photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, including such publications as 6Mois, Granta, Stern, The New York Times, The New Yorker and others. With solo exhibitions at Cortona On The Move (Italy), Festival Nicéphore (France), Visa pour l’image (France), and DOCfield Festival (Spain) at the contemporary art museum Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona. Her prints were acquired by the Chazen Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Banco Sabadell Art Collection, amongst others.

She has given artist talks at the de Young Museum (San Francisco), DOK-Festival (Norway), Lumix Festival (Germany), and been invited to lead workshops at Rencontres d’Arles (France). She was a judge on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography, a television program simulcast to Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The novelist Emmanuel Carrère profiled Padilla’s work in his collection 97,196 Words: Essays.

Padilla earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Francisco State University.

To see more of Darcy’s work, please visit her website. >

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