Join Robert Caplin and international documentary photographer Smita Sharma for a podcast at Adorama in NYC! We'll talk about her career and work documenting human rights and gender violence issues. Join us in person or watch us online on The Photo Brigade's Facebook Live!
We will have a second podcast recording with photojournalist Eric Thayerdirectly after this recording! Two in one day! https://www.facebook.com/events/256500731446455/
Smita Sharma is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Delhi, Kolkata and New York. Her work primarily focusses on gender violence and human rights issues. She graduated in photojournalism and documentary photography from the International Center of Photography, New York in 2013 and has a post graduate degree in Journalism from University of Pune. Born and raised in the Himalayan foothills of Shillong City, India, she has lived and travelled widely in India, South Asia and USA. Her work has been published in various international publications including CNN , The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, The Globe and Mail, Spiegel, Channel 4, Quartz among others. Her work has been screened at Visa pour l"Image, Perpignan, and exhibited in various countries. She is the recipient of The Washington Post Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2013 and National Silver Karamveer medal and PVCHR Bronze medal for Protection of Human Rights at Rex Conclave in Delhi in 2015. In 2016, she was named the finalist for outstanding photography for publishing Documenting Rape in India (New York Times Lens Blog) by the South Asian Journalists Association. Her ongoing project on sexual violence and rape in India called “It’s Not My Shame” was represented by the India chapter and exhibited during CSW-59 at the UN Headquarters in New York. SmitaSharma.com