Join us for The Photo Society Presents Smita Sharma on January 30, 2024 at 12:00PM ET. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to share the link https://tinyurl.com/tpssharma
Smita Sharma is a Delhi-based photojournalist and speaker who has documented social justice, sexual crimes, human trafficking and environmental issues in the Global South through long-form visual narratives. 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. Her work has been published in The Nature Conservancy, WSJ, TIME, BBC World, Human Rights Watch, Die Zeit among many others, and exhibited globally including at the UN Headquarters in New York. Smita is actively engaged in public speaking, victim advocacy and international public education. Her book We Cry In Silence documenting cross-border trafficking of underage girls in South Asia received the Award of Excellence at POY International and the 2023 Lucie Photo Book Prize.
Smita will give a brief overview of her childhood which largely informed career choice in journalism and how she later progressed into photography. She will discuss her work on gender violence, social justice, and environmental issues from personal projects as well as assignments for Human Rights Watch, National Geographic, TIME among others. She will speak about her project, book and campaign We Cry In Silence and how she has collaborated with police, lawyers, anti-human trafficking organizations to amplify her work and is engaging the public with visual storytelling as a tool for advocacy and change.
The talk will be followed with a Question-and-Answer session moderated by TPS Communications Director Alex Snyder.
This event is free and open to the public thanks to our friends at Competitive Camera. Please share the link https://tinyurl.com/tpssharma