On April 16, 2020, Daniella Zalcman, photographer and Pulitzer Center-grantee, presents her award-winning project "Signs of Your Identity: Forced Assimilation Education for Indigenous Youth" as part of the Thursday Night Photo Talk online series from the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC).
Zalcman's project includes a series of multiple exposure portraits of survivors of North American residential schools. The portraits and collaged images attempt to visually engage with the impacts of cultural genocide and intergenerational trauma. Zalcman speaks about the process of creating the visual language for her project as well as how we all should collectively tell our story through a more diverse set of experiences to create a healthy storytelling community.
Zalcman is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, a National Geographic Society grantee, and founder of Women Photograph, an initiative working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists.
During spring 2020 on Thursday evenings, PPAC will present the Photo Talk series online lectures by award-winning, dynamic artists and journalists who use photography to respond to current personal, political, and social issues.