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Franco Zacha is an Argentinian illustrator raised in Paraguay, Colombia, and the United States. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Franco is an advocate for climate action and environmental justice. Ocassionally, you may find him relaxing by the waters of Prospect Park Lake. 

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The New York Times

The New Yorker

The Washington Post

NBC News

Bloomberg Businessweek


Searchlight New Mexico

Compound Butter

Mystic Aquarium

American Museum of Natural History


Brown Political Review

The College Hill Independent

The On Being Project
The Society of Illustrators

Radio Ambulante

New York Times Magazine

New York Post

Aware Journal

The Experiment Publishing




Chief Investment Officer


Inqueery Media

FCW Magazine

Awards and Recognition:

2023   AOI | Shortlisted for World Illustration Awards 2023

2023   National Museum of Wildlife Art | Work featured in Re-Imagining Conservation

2023   Giant Robot Gallery | Work featured in Painting Outside II

2023   Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 61 | Online exhibit

2022   Society of Illustrators Annual 65 | Exhibit and Book

2022   Brown University Granoff Center | Work featured in Re-Examining Conservation

2022   Neon Door | Work Featured in Exhibit Nudity

2020   American Illustration | CHOSEN American Illustration 39 

2019   RISD | Joseph Lefevre Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

Photo: Alison Awtrey Graham

©Franco Zacha | | @francozacha | Brooklyn, New York

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