Visitors look at the exhibition of Daniella Zalcman's work, "Signs of Your Identity," at the National Geographic during FotoWeekDC. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Daniella Zalcman's work, "Signs of Your Identity," on display at the National Geographic during FotoWeekDC. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Pulitzer Center student fellows exhibit, "A Changing World?," at the former Spanish Ambassador's Residence during FotoWeekDC. Image by Jordan Roth. United States, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Pulitzer Center student fellows exhibit during FotoWeekDC drew from a range of projects from organic farming in Cuba to maternal and child health in Kenya. Image by Jordan Roth. United States, 2016. Add this image to a lesson
Daniella Zalcman speaks about her work at National Geographic during FotoWeekDC. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2016. Add this image to a lesson

The Pulitzer Center exhibited two galleries during FotoWeekDC 2016. More than 7,500 people visited the various exhibits this year during FotoWeek.

"A Changing World?" was exhibited at the former Spanish Ambassador's Residence and included 10 images by Pulitzer Center student fellows curated by Jordan Roth. The exhibit featured selected work by our student fellows: Adam Janofsky, Brandice Camara, Jennifer Gonzalez, Julia Rendleman, Kassondra Cloos, Meghan Dhaliwal, Michelle Ferng, Paul Nevin, Rachel Southmayd, Reana Thomas, Steven E. Matzker, and Sydney Combs. They shot on location in countries now undergoing rapid transformation, from an organic farm in Cuba to a Maasai village in Tanzania, to a hospital in Guinea. The student fellows attended schools affiliated with our campus consortium initiative, a partnership between the Pulitzer Center, universities, and community

Daniella Zalcman's work, "Signs of Your Identity" was also exhibited during FotoWeekDC. Zalcman's work, curated by Evey Wilson, will remain up through January at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. This exhibit includes portraits of people who have survived Canada's Indian Residential Schools, a network of schools used to forcibly assimilate indigenous youth into white Canadian society. Because of this system, Canada's First Nations lost languages, ceremonies and their own identity. Zalcman's multiple exposure portraits explore the trauma of a few of the 80,000 living survivors by including harrowing quotes to accompany each portrait.

Zalcman also gave an artist talk on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at National Geographic about her work. About 40 people came out on the Saturday morning to listen about and engage in conversation about residential schools.

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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.

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January 10, 2017 /
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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 /
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Listen to award-winning journalist Daniella Zalcman discuss her latest work on Canada's Indian residential schools titled: "Signs of Your Identity."