CCP Spring 2023 Lecture Series: Daniella Zalcman and Verónica Sanchis Bencomo, in conversation
This second installment of the CCP’s Spring 2023 Lecture Series brings together Daniella Zalcman and Verónica Sanchis Bencomo, two photographers and entrepreneurs with visionary projects that are transforming the field of photography today and what it could look like in the future. Learn more about their respective work, including Women Photograph and Foto Féminas, as well as their overlapping interests in diversifying representations, amplifying community voices, building online networks, and shaping advocate organizations in photography.
Inspired by global issues important to Linda McCartney, CCP’s Spring 2023 Lecture Series is generously sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co.
*All events are FREE and open to the public, with first-come, first-serve auditorium seating.
About Daniella Zalcman. Daniella Zalcman is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer based in New Orleans, LA. She is a 2021 Catchlight Fellow, 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 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. You can find her work in National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, BuzzFeed, TIME, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
Daniella is a proud member of the Authority Collective and Diversify Photo, a co-founder of Indigenous Photograph, a co-founder and creative director of We, Women, and a co-author of the Photo Bill of Rights.
Daniella regularly lectures at high schools and universities, and was a visiting professor at Wake Forest University from 2018-2020 and the 2022 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana. She is a member of the board of trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the board of directors of the ACOS Alliance, and the board of governors of the Overseas Press Club. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.
About Verónica Sanchis Bencomo. Verónica Sanchis Bencomo is a Spanish-Venezuelan photographer currently based in New York. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David where she received a BA in Photojournalism. As a photographer her work has appeared at different international media outlets like, AFP, Bloomberg, Le Monde, Fortune, Monocle and Nature magazine.
In 2015, Verónica founded Foto Féminas - an online platform to promote the works of Latin American and Caribbean women photographers. For this she has organized and produced photo exhibitions, talks and projections in Argentina, China, Chile, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, US, and the U.K. In 2016, she started Foto Féminas´ library which was created to continue her mission to celebrate and archive photobooks by female Latin American and Caribbean photographers. The mobile library has been displayed and exhibited at different art institutions and book fairs in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Verónica has been working with Latin American photographers since 2012 when she first started interviewing photographers for different online and offline publications. Her passion for the Latin region remains to inspire her to continue researching and promoting the talent from this part of the world. She has served at many international contests as juror and nominator like, World Press Photo (2022); Prix Pictet Award (2021); WYNG Foundation. Hong Kong (2020); Ballarat Int. Foto Biennial (2019); Latin American Fotografía 8. New York (2019); FotoEvidence W Award (2019), GuatePhoto Festival. Antigua, Guatemala (2015), amongst others.