Smita Sharma

Freelance Photojournalist @smitashrm @smitashrm

Smita Sharma is a Delhi based photojournalist and visual storyteller 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 award, Exceptional Women of Excellence award, Las Fotos Advocacy award and One World Media UK award. 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. Smita is actively engaged in public speaking, victim advocacy and international public education.

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