Smita Sharma is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Delhi and Kolkata. Her work primarily focusses on gender violence and human rights issues.
Her work has been featured in various publications including The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, BBC World News, TIME Lightbox, The Globe and Mail, Spiegel, Channel 4, Quartz, Newsweek among others. Her non-profit clients include Human Rights Watch, IWHC, Children's Hope Foundation and UNWRA. Her work has been screened and exhibited in various countries including USA, UK, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, South Korea, France, and Saudi Arabia.
Her ongoing project on sexual violence and rape in India called “Not My Shame” was exhibited during CSW-59 and CSW-61 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
She is the recipient of The Washington Post Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2013, National Silver and PVCHR Bronze medal for Protection of Human Rights at Rex Conclave, Delhi in 2015. In 2017, she was named "Photojournalist of the Year" and given the Indian Of The Year award in Delhi.
She graduated in photojournalism and documentary photography from the International Center of Photography, New York in 2013 and has a post graduate diploma in Journalism from University of Pune.
2017 - Photojournalist of the Year, 2015 - National Silver & Bronze Karamveer medal, 2013 - Washington Post Award
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