Her work has been published in various places like National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, WSJ, TIME and exhibited globally including at the UN Headquarters in New York. She is actively engaged in public speaking, victim advocacy and international public education. Smita published her first photo-book We Cry In Silence (FotoEvidence) with a debut launch at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France in September 2022 and received the Award of Excellence in the Photography Book of the Year 2022 category at Pictures of the Year International (POYi) in 2023.
Smita Sharma is a Delhi based photojournalist whose work centres the traumatised and forgotten voices of those subjected to human rights abuses, especially victims of sex crimes, human trafficking and environmental issues in the Global South. Smita is a TED fellow, TED Speaker and an IWMF reporting fellow. For Stolen Lives, her in-depth work documenting sex trafficking in India and Bangladesh for National Geographic Magazine, she received the Amnesty International Media award and the Fetisov Journalism Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting. Smita also received the Indian Of The Year, Exceptional Women of Excellence, Las Fotos Advocacy and One World Media UK award.