Telling Stories with Impact: Smita Sharma

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. 

Watch this presentation where Sharma talks about how she became a photographer, and tell us more about some of the series she has created, such as Life in the Polka Dots, Left Behind, Rebels With a Cause and We Cry In Silence.

Video chapters:
00:00 – VII Insider in partnership with PhotoWings
00:43 – Introduction by David Campbell
01:37 – Q: How did you get into photography?
10:11 – Presentation: Doggie Divas
16:14 – Presentation: Life in the Polka Dots
24:26 – Presentation: Left Behind
33:55 – Presentation: Agricultural Self-Reliance in India
44:20 – Presentation: Rebels With a Cause
58:32 – Presentation: We Cry in Silence
01:24:41 – Closing remarks

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