Anastasia Photo Gallery in New York exhibits "Signs of Your Identity" between November 12, 2016 through January 25, 2017. The work by photographer Daniella Zalcman showcases multiple exposure portraits of survivors of cultural genocide in Canada and the United State's indigenous communities.

Zalcman's subjects reflect on the traumas of their residential school experiences. In Canada, the last of these schools closed in 1996. In the United States, 59 remain open today.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Zalcman recently published a book of her work with the FotoEvidence Book Award.

"Signs of Your Identity" Exhibit
Anastasia Photo Gallery
Saturday, November 12, 2016–Wednesday, January 25, 2017
143 Ludlow Street
New York City, NY 10002

Photographer Tomas Van Houtyryve, another Pulitzer Center grantee, also exhibits his work at the gallery through December.


For more than a century, many Western governments operated a network of Indian Residential Schools that were meant to assimilate young indigenous students into mainstream European culture. The results were devastating.


January 10, 2017 /
Daniella Zalcman
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman leads free workshop for educators on ways to use photography, research and interview skills to explore her "Signs of Your Identity" project in the classroom.
Glen Ewenin who attended Gordon's Residential School from 1970-1973 and Muskowekwan Indian Residential School from 1973-1975. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2016.
December 27, 2016 /
Daniella Zalcman
Listen to award-winning journalist Daniella Zalcman discuss her latest work on Canada's Indian residential schools titled: "Signs of Your Identity."