On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Smita Sharma, a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in both New York and India, about covering gender and human rights issues. We talk about how she started he career by working for newspapers in India before coming to Manhattan to attend a short course at the New York Film Academy, which subsequently led to her applying to the International Center For Photography, where she learned from the perspectives and experiences of her fellow students via critiques and their life experiences. We talk about the importance of workshops she’s attended, general networking, and working with a group of her peers as a member of the Koan Collective. We also discuss her career path and how she's navigated the world of freelance photography since going professional in 2013, to the point where she’s now been published by various international publications including CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, among many others. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!