Awards & Competitions

$30K W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Darcy Padilla

October 21, 2010

By Conor Risch

© Darcy Padilla

Padilla received the Smith Grant for her 18-year project documenting the life of Julie Baird.

American photographer Darcy Padilla received the 2010 W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for “The Julie Project,” which examines AIDS, poverty and drug addiction in America. Padilla’s essay focuses on the life of Julie Baird, a subject she met in San Francisco in 1993 and photographed for 18 years.   Padilla was honored during a reception last night at...

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