Smita Sharma

Freelance Photojournalist @smitashrm @smitashrm

Smita Sharma is a Delhi based photojournalist 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 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 National Geographic Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, 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. Her book We Cry In Silence documenting cross-border trafficking of underage girls in South Asia (FotoEvidence) received the Award of Excellence at POY International and the 2023 Lucie Photo Book Prize.

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