Daniella Zalcman

Freelance Photojournalist @dzalcman @dzalcman

Daniella Zalcman is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer based between Paris and New York. 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 non-profit working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists. 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, is the recipient of the Arnold Newman Prize, a Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the FotoEvidence Book Award, the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath Award, and part of Open Society Foundation's Moving Walls 24. Daniella is also a proud member of the Authority Collective and Diversify Photo, one of the co-authors of the Photo Bill of Rights, and 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.

Reporting Locations


| Jenni Gritters, Wudan Yan

The Writers’ Co-op S2 EP4: Daniella Zalcman

Grants are an incredible and often-underused way to fund ambitious creative projects, especially if you’re pitching to a publication that may not be able to cover your travel or research expenses. This week, we’re diving…

| Daniella Zalcman, Rahima Gambo

Announcing the 24th Moving Walls Exhibit, Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives, the 24th iteration of Open Society’s ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series. Here We Are…

| Daniella Zalcman

Australian photographer @raphaelarosella

This week, @womenphotograph took over our photo department’s account to share work from female and non-binary visual journalists, including the Australian photographer @raphaelarosella. Follow @newyorkerphoto to see more. A post shared by The New Yorker…

| Daniella Zalcman


This inaugural one-day workshop for female and non-binary photographers by the new Women Photograph initiative will involve skills-building talks on a wide array of issues ranging from the importance of registering your copyright to hands-on…

| Daniella Zalcman

No Longer Seeing the World Through Men’s Eyes

The first Women Photograph grants to support personal projects by female visual journalists have been presented to Alex Potter, Lujan Agusti, Gabriella Demczuk and Néha Hirve. Women Photograph, a new organization, aims to help women…