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Daniella Zalcman discusses "Signs of Your Identity" at Stanford University


Event Date:

September 30, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
MIKE PINAY, Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School (1953-1963).“It was the worst 10 years of my life. I was away from my family from the age of six to 16. How do you learn about family? I didn’t know what love was. We weren’t even known by names back then. I was a number.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

For more than a century, many Western governments operated a network of Indian Residential Schools...

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Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015. Flyer by Jin Ding. United States, 2016.

Join award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman on Friday, September 30, 2016, as she discusses "Signs of Your Identity" with students and faculty at Stanford University. The brown-bag seminar is free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided.

"Signs of Your Identity" documents stories of indigenous Canadians who attended forced assimilation Indian Residential Schools. 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'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. Zalcman won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award and 2016 Inge Morath award for Signs of Your Identity. She has also worked with the Pulitzer Center to design lesson plans and educational resources connected to "Signs of Your Identity" that she has facilitated in schools throughout the United States and will soon facilitate throughout Canada.

To pre-order Zalcman's book of this body of work, visit the FotoEvidence website.

Brown Bag Seminar with award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman
Friday, September 30, 2016
Stanford University
Center for Education Research
CERAS 101 Learning Hall
520 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305


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