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Documenting human rights issues with sensitivity

with Smita Sharma


This 3 day workshop with photographer Smita Sharma, is suitable for emerging and professional photographers who are working on a long-term story or planning to develop a personal project.

The workshop will introduce the participants on how to approach and document sensitive issues and people. It will teach about gaining access and how to work within vulnerable communities and represent them with dignity. This workshop will also address the topic of informed consent and teach on safety and security while working in the field. Additionally, the workshop will give directions towards working on long-term projects. (Primarily meant for students who already have a relevant body of work on human rights and gender and want to take it a step further).

About Smita Sharma

Smita Sharma is an independent photojournalist and visual storyteller whose work questions deep-rooted stereotypes and sheds light on underreported stories. Smita is known for her work on complicated human rights, gender and social issues and for her ability to represent people with dignity.

Smita’s work has been published in various places like The New York Times, BBC World, TIME, Channel 4, CNN, National Geographic Magazine amongst many others. She is a Getty Images grantee and an IWMF Reporting Fellow. Other than her home country India, she has also worked in different countries highlighting sensitive stories. 


Smita received the Indian Of The Year award in 2017 and Exceptional Women of Excellence award by Women Economic Forum in 2018. In 2019, she won the One World Media Awards for her film Rebels With a Cause at BAFTA, London. She has exhibited and shown her work globally including the UN Headquarters in New York. Smita is a graduate from the photojournalism and documentary photography program of International Center of Photography, New York and is based in Delhi.


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16th November Monday / 12:30 PM - 2.30 PM - break - 4 PM - 6 PM IST

17th November Tuesday / 12:30 PM - 2.30 PM - break - 4 PM - 6 PM IST

18th November Wednesday / 12:30 PM - 2.30 PM - break - 4 PM - 6 PM IST

Online via Zoom Meeting

Rs. 3,999 INR


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*This workshop is for photographers who have a cohesive body of work or on-going projects that they would like to develop to the next stage.

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