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Daniella Zalcman

Daniella Zalcman

Daniella Zalcman (Women Photograph, b. 1986) is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer based in New Orleans. She is a multiple grantee of the National Geographic Society and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the founder of Women Photograph—a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists.

Her work focuses 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 is also a co-founder of Indigenous Photograph, a co-founder and creative director of We, Women, and one of the co-authors of the Photo Bill of Rights.

Zalcman is a proud member of the Authority Collective and Diversify Photo, as well as a member of the board of trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and the board of directors of the ACOS Alliance. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Daniella Zalcman

A Women Photograph Grantee Retrospective

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Women Photograph and Photoville

A retrospective of the work of 19 Women Photograph grantees from our first five years of supporting photographers in the continuation of their long-term projects.

 

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Signs Of Your Identity

Winter Garden Gallery, Brookfield Place
 archive : 2021

The exhibition, on view in the Winter Garden Gallery at Brookfield Place from September 20 – November 15, features portraits by Daniella Zalcman that show Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian survivors of the US government’s Indian Boarding School system and parallel American institutions.

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How We See Ourselves

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

An exhibition of work from a collective of Indigenous photographers working across Turtle Island (North America).

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Women & The American West

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

A collection of images by Women Photograph members that shows the importance of women as champions and storytellers in the American west—a space where they are often excluded or forced into the background.

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Insider/Outsider

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Who has the right to tell a story? Are there limitations on objectivity as an insider, or sensitivity as an outsider? Presented as two parallel exhibitions, “Insider/Outsider” seeks to start a conversation about how photographers tell stories, how they define their own relationships to the people and issues they cover, and how their lives impact the stories they tell.

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Signs of Your Identity

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Generations of Canada’s First Nations forgot who they were. Languages died out, sacred ceremonies were criminalized and suppressed. These double exposure portraits explore the trauma of some of the 80,000 living survivors who remain. Through extensive accompanying interviews, they address the impact of intergenerational trauma and lateral violence, documenting the slow path toward healing.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Daniella Zalcman

Oct 32021

New Authors, Old Histories

Join National Geographic photographers Philip Cheung, Kris Graves, and Daniella Zalcman in conversation with National Geographic Executive Editor Debra Adams Simmons, as they discuss their ongoing projects visualizing racist and discriminatory histories through a new lens.

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Sep 222019

Photography and Social Media

Sharing photos via social media is becoming the norm for photographers, but how do you effectively shoot, select, and edit for social media? Join this panel as they discuss their strategies for delivering great photos for social media.

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Sep 162017

Reclaiming Photography

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, Minority Report [renamed from Visioning Project], and Diversify Photo. We are six organizations committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented photographers and decolonizing the photojournalism industry.

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Sep 152017

Women at the Forefront: A Push for An Even Playing Field

The photo industry has been dominated by men for years, but never before have women’s voices been stronger. In this panel, we’ll be joined by creatives who are pushing to help female photographers share their work and their stories.

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Sep 132015

Photography and the Battle for Global LGBT Rights

Join the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for this panel convening photographers who are documenting LGBT communities in Russia, Uganda and North America.

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