Philip Cheung, Kris Graves, and Daniella Zalcman in conversation with National Geographic Executive Editor Debra Adams Simmons discuss their ongoing projects visualizing racist and discriminatory histories through a new lens.
October 2, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Sunday October 3
Who owns history? Whose monuments do we erect and whose do we erase? Whose stories are remembered? Join National Geographic photographers Philip Cheung, Kris Graves, and Daniella Zalcman, as well as National Geographic Executive Editor Debra Adams Simmons, as they discuss visualizing racist and discriminatory histories through a new lens.
Philip Cheung’s “The Central Pacific” is an ongoing documentary photography project exploring the history of Chinese migrant laborers employed at the Central Pacific Railroad between 1864-1869. He is continuing this work on assignment through a collaboration between National Geographic and For Freedoms.
Daniella Zalcman’s “Signs of Your Identity” project examines the forced assimilation education of Indigenous children in North America through multiple exposure portraits. She has continued that project through a grant by National Geographic Society and has documented the repatriation of recently-identified Indigenous child remains in the United States while on assignment for National Geographic.