Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist 2016 Price Social-documentary photographer based in San Francisco. She photographs the homeless, junkies, marginal. She becomes "officially appointed to the poor" as defined Emmanuel Carrère, French novelist, screenwriter and director. From 1993 to 2011, Darcy Padilla followed and photographed the life of Julie, now defunct. Young woman with AIDS, she lived alone in extreme poverty and became a mother of two children that Darcy takes care now ... For this exceptional work "Julie 1993-2010", she received several awards including the W. Eugene Smith humanitarian photography, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2010 and a World Press Photo in 2011. In 2013, she received resources from St Brieuc Photoreporter Festival for his work about shale gas, the black gold of North Dakota. Her latest works focused specifically on the United States. In 2014 she published the book "Family love" which contains her photos from "The Julie project" and texts of french writer Emmanuel Carrère.