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.

Ticketing Info

General Admission

Current members, log in or use your discount code to receive your discount. If you have issues processing your payment, please email membership@icp.org.

Educator Rate (Field Trips)

  • $6 Per Student for Individual Lecture (30% off)
  • $23 Per Student for Season Pass (35% off)

Email programs@icp.org to book your virtual class field trip.

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!

Note: We strive to record all the ICP Talks lectures to make available to participants up to 14 days after the program, but technical issues do happen. Recordings are not guaranteed for each lecture. We recommend participants to tune in live if there is a session they don’t want to miss.

Field Trips for High Schools, Colleges, and University Students

Plan your field trip now! Educator’s receive a 30% discount on individual lectures ($6 per student per individual lecture) and a 35% discount on season passes ($23 per student for all four lectures) when booking for a class or student group. Email programs@icp.org to book your virtual class field trip.

About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device.

We recommend participants download the Zoom app on their device prior to the program. Learn how to download the latest version of Zoom to your computer or mobile device.

If you do not receive the link by 11 AM on the day of the lecture or if you have questions about the virtual lecture, please contact: programs@icp.org.

Speaker Bio

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.

Image: Smita Sharma