A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

052 - Daniella Zalcman

Episode Summary

Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based in London and frequently to be found in New York City, where she took a degree in architecture at Columbia University and began her photographic career as a jobbing newspaper photographer for the New York Daily News. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective. 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. She won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award, and the Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award for her project Signs of Your Identity, featuring double exposure portraits of and testimony from survivors of Canada's government operated Indian Residential Schools, institutions which, for over a century, attempted to forcibly assimilate young indigenous pupils into western Canadian culture. The project is available as a book. Daniella's work regularly appears in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, National Geographic, and CNN, among others. Her photos have been exhibited internationally, and select projects are represented by Anastasia Photo Gallery, LUMAS, and Subject Matter. She regularly lectures at high schools, universities, museums, and conferences, and is available for assignments and speaking engagements internationally. Daniella recently founded the website womenphotograph.com, a directory of female documentary and editorial photographers intended as a resource for commissioning editors, picture desks and anyone else who might wish to hire them. Every photographer in the database is available for freelance assignments and has five or more years of experience. In Episode 52, Daniella discusses, among other things: Her long term projectSigns of Your Identity Her apprenticeship on The New York Daily News Her income pie chart womenphotograph.com Stories of every day sexism Accountability in photojournalism

Episode Notes

Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based in London and frequently to be found in New York City, where she took a degree in architecture at Columbia University and began her photographic career as a jobbing newspaper photographer for the New York Daily News. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective. 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. She won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award, and the Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award for her project Signs of Your Identity, featuring double exposure portraits of and testimony from survivors of Canada's government operated Indian Residential Schools, institutions which, for over a century, attempted to forcibly assimilate young indigenous pupils into western Canadian culture. The project is available as a book. Daniella's work regularly appears in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, National Geographic, and CNN, among others. Her photos have been exhibited internationally, and select projects are represented by Anastasia Photo Gallery, LUMAS, and Subject Matter. She regularly lectures at high schools, universities, museums, and conferences, and is available for assignments and speaking engagements internationally.  Daniella recently founded the website womenphotograph.com, a directory of female documentary and editorial photographers intended as a resource for commissioning editors, picture desks and anyone else who might wish to hire them. Every photographer in the database is available for freelance assignments and has five or more years of experience. In Episode 52, Daniella discusses, among other things: Her long term projectSigns of Your Identity Her apprenticeship on The New York Daily News Her income pie chart womenphotograph.com Stories of every day sexism Accountability in photojournalism