ICP Talks: Smita Sharma on Photographing Locally and Globally
Where: International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex St.
212-857-0000 Price: $9
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ICP alum Smita Sharma is a photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Delhi, India, reporting on critical human rights and social issues in her own community as well as around the globe on assignments for Human Rights Watch, National Geographic, and other publications. From documenting the effect of pregnancy on girl’s education in Kenya to child marriage in Nepal, and sex-trafficking across India, Sharma is committed to representing people with dignity and telling underrepresented stories with impact. Join us for an evening with Sharma as she discusses her projects and methods for photographing in her own community as well as covering sensitive issues around the globe.
About the Series
ICP Talks is ICP’s beloved photographer’s lecture series. Join us each season for lectures featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, use innovative practices that expand the form, and critically engage with the role of images in visual culture today. The winter/spring season takes place from February through May and includes Cheriss May, Smita Sharma, and Mari Katayama. Reserve your season pass today to attend all four lectures!
Smita Sharma is an award-winning photojournalist and visual storyteller whose work focuses on human rights, gender, crime, and social issues. Sharma’s work questions deep-rooted stereotypes and sheds light on underreported topics. She is a National Geographic photographer and her work has also been published in various places like the New York Times, BBC World, TIME, Channel 4, Washington Post amongst many others. Smita is a Getty Images grantee and an IWMF Reporting Fellow. She has worked in different countries and has exhibited her work across the globe including the UN Headquarters in New York. Sharma is a graduate of the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, New York and is currently based in Delhi.Buy tickets/get more info now