Telling Stories with Impact: Smita Sharma

February 12, 2024
22:00–23:15PM EST
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Photo by Smita Sharma, from her project 'We Cry In Silence'

Smita Sharma is an award-winning photojournalist based in Delhi. Her work focuses on gender issues, sexual crimes, and human trafficking.

In some parts of the world, girls are as likely to be married off or trafficked as they are to be educated. Sharma thoughtfully depicts overlooked girls and young women, while making sure not to disrupt the lives of her subjects in the process. She is committed to representing people with dignity and telling underrepresented stories with impact. 

Join us for a presentation where Sharma will talk about how and why she created the series Left Behind, Not My Shame and We Cry In Silence. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Please note, this event takes place on Tuesday 13 February at 08:30 India Standard Time (IST). This translates to:

  • Monday 12 February, 19:00 PST
  • Monday 12 February, 22:00 EST
  • Tuesday 13 February 14:00 AEDT

A recording of this presentation will be available on our Videos page shortly after the event.


Smita Sharma is Delhi based award winning photojournalist, visual storyteller and speaker who has documented social justice, sexual crimes, human trafficking and environmental issues in the Global South through long-form visual narratives. She is a TED fellow, TED Speaker and an IWMF reporting fellow. Her work has been published in various places like The New York Times, BBC World, Human Rights Watch, TIME amongst many others.

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