"Images that evoke the dislocation and cultural and physical violence of their shared past. ... [A] creative approach to addressing memory and trauma." — Kristen Lubben, Executive Director, Magnum Foundation
Photographs: Daniella Zalcman
Foreword: Marlene McNab
Cree Translation: Doreen Oakes
Cree Editor: Sol Ratt
Photo Editor: Régina Monfort
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design Concept: Daniella Zalcman
Design: Mark Weinberg
Signs of Your Identity, the winner of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award and Magnum Foundation's 2016 Inge Morath Award, is a 120-page photo book that features composite portraits and interview excerpts from 25 First Nations residential school survivors. This work explores the schools' legacy of coercive assimilation, physical and sexual assault, and intergenerational trauma as a tool of cultural genocide.
The reporting was supported by two grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The book was published in October 2016 and is now sold out.