Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based between London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, and the founder of Women Photograph, an initiative working to elevate the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists.
Her work tends to focus on the legacies of western colonization, from the rise of homophobia in East Africa to the forced assimilation education of indigenous children in North America. Her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, is the recipient of the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award, and part of Open Society Foundation's Moving Walls 24.
Daniella regularly lectures at high schools and universities, and is available for assignments and speaking engagements internationally. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.
In this interview Daniella and I talked about how and why she became a photo journalist and the story she is currently telling of Indigenous People in North American who were taken from their families and forced to cut their hair, forget their language and to assimilate in Indian Boarding Schools.
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