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Pulitzer Center Update May 11, 2015

Photojournalist Wins Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Award


Image by Daniella Zalcman. Uganda, 2014.

As Uganda struggles with anti-homosexuality legislation, the growing LGBT-rights movement continues...

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'When I was growing up I didn't know many LGBT persons, so finding myself was a battle. ... There's been a lot of change, and now the rate of informed youths is so much higher. They know they aren't alone.' — Brian. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Uganda, 2014.

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman is one of The Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward UK winners. The competition honors emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom and United States for accomplished work.

The photography that won Daniella her place on the Flash Forward winner's list comes from her series about World War II reenactors in the UK.

Zalcman's first Pulitzer Center project, "Kuchus in Uganda," focuses on the LGBT-rights movement in Uganda and the role of religion, and includes her double-exposure photographs of individuals as a way to protect their identities.

The Pulitzer Center has continued its support for Zalcman's reporting and photography, with her latest project about people with HIV among Canada's first nations. While the global fight against HIV shows many signs of progress, there are still entire populations without sufficient access to necessary medical care. Canada's Aboriginal community is one of them.