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Pulitzer Center photographer to cast light on human rights issues at Nov. 1 lecture 

Award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, whose reporting is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will host a talk in Turner Theatre.

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, who has produced multiple Pulitzer Center-supported series of photographs surrounding human rights issues, will host a lecture in the School of Communications on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Zalcman will present “Storytelling through the Camera Lens” at 7 p.m. in Turner Theatre.

Daniella Zalcman, an award-winning photojournalist based in London and New York, will speak on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. She’ll discuss both her career path and her extensive reporting on human rights issues around the globe.

While Zalcman is based in London and New York, much of her work centers on underrepresented populations in remote locations, and she has extensively chronicled the plight of women and at-risk LGBT asylum seekers, as well as the legacies of western colonization. Her long-term assignments have highlighted the LGBT community in former British colonies and the survivors of Indian residential schools in Canada.

As part of her “Signs of Your Identity” project, supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,” Zalcman explored the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system. As part of her reporting, Zalcman incorporated multiple exposure portraits to depict survivors who are still fighting to overcome the memories of their residential school experiences. Photo courtesy of Pulitzercenter.org

‚ÄčOn the latter topic, she published a 2016 book that explores the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system, a network of boarding schools for Indigenous peoples that began in the late 1800s. “Signs of Your Identity” won the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, presented each year to a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in documenting social injustice. The Atlantic highlighted Zalcman’s work with an October 2016 article, accompanied by a dozen gripping images.

Zalcman has also received the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award and the Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award.

Zalcman’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, among others. Additionally, her photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The 2009 Columbia University graduate studied architecture as an undergraduate, but began working as a freelance photographer for the New York Daily News in between classes.

Zalcman’s website provides samples of her work, her social media platforms, and a longer biography.

The Nov. 1 lecture is sponsored by the School of Communications, the Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies (WGSS) Program, and the Gender & LGBTQIA Center. 

Tommy Kopetskie,
Staff
10/23/2017 10:40 AM