The Atlantic Spotlight on Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman’s “Signs of Your Identity”

Link: Erasing Indigenous Heritage by Emily Anne Epstein (Oct. 30, 2016)

Excerpt:

For nearly a century, the Canadian government took indigenous Canadians from their families and placed them in church-run boarding schools, forcibly assimilating them to Western culture. Children as young as 2 or 3 years old were taken from their homes, their language extinguished, their culture destroyed. With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, photographer Daniella Zalcman has been documenting the lingering effects of this trauma for her book, Signs of Your Identity, this year’s winner for the FotoEvidence Book Award.