Daniella Zalcman is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine, and her projects are supported by National Geographic Society, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and Open Society Foundations. She is also the founder of Women Photograph, a non-profit working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists around the world.
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 has won numerous awards including the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, and the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award. She lives between Paris and New York.
- Conceptual Photography and Allowing the Story to Guide the Process