The New York Times reported a few days ago that Madonna announced the first winner of the online contest, “Art for Freedom” along with the ​​Canadian Culture Magazine “Vice” created to encourage artists, photographers and visual poets and video to create works that focus on Social Justice.

The first winner was Lesmack Meza Parente, from Mazatlan, who produced the video “The Great Dictator” which manages to combine the closing speech of Charlie Chaplin film “The Great Dictator” in 1940 with contemporary images that provide a modern interpretation of Chaplin humanistic appeal.

As encouragement, Madonna granted a subsidy of $10,000 usd to a nonprofit organization to be chosen by the winning artist and is expected to award a prize each month for an entire year.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan extends its warmest congratulations to the artist Lesmack Meza Parente who his work puts in high place the Mazatlan’s name in the world.

Source: New York Times