Join photographers Daniella Zalcman and Matika Wilbur at National Geographic on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to hear about her photography work with Native American identity.
Zalcman and Wilbur, who is of the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington, each explore different perspectives among modern Native communities, examining how these diverse communities are reframing their identities and pushing back against racial stereotypes
For her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, "Signs of Your Identity," Zalcman explores the legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, which began operation in the late 1800s. She decided to create a series of double exposure portraits of the survivors.
"This is a project about history, and memory, and trauma. Children who were taken from their families grew up not knowing how to express love. Languages were forgotten, cultural traditions lost," Zalcman said in an interview with FotoEvidence when asked about why she used the double exposure technique. For her reporting, Zalcman, won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award for documenting social injustice.