Freelance photographer and Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman presents at the Columbia Journalism School on Monday, November 14, 2016 with a focus on her "Signs of Your Identity" project, documenting the stories of indigenous Canadians who attended Indian Residential Schools as a way to force their assimilation.
Using double exposure portraits, Zalcman juxtaposes survivors who are still fighting to overcome the legacy of their residential school experiences with images evocative of their experiences and memories.
“These portraits are my attempt to get to the root of historical trauma,” Zalcman says. “Each of these double exposures layers a former residential school student with something related to his or her experience."
Zalcman won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, among other awards, for her Pulitzer Center-supported project, and held a book launch for "Signs of Your Identity" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York in October 2016.
Zalcman also has worked with the Pulitzer Center to design lesson plans and educational resources connected to “Signs of Your Identity” and facilitated related programs in schools throughout the United States and Canada. Zalcman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.
Zalcman’s work regularly appears in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Mashable and CNN, among others. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective.
For more information on Zalcman's project and to order "Signs of Your Identity," visit the FotoEvidence website.
Event with Daniella Zalcman - "Signs of Your Identity"
Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30 - 8:00PM
Columbia Journalism School
New York, New York, 10027