New Voices – Sharafat Ali

Virtual event


September 22, 2022
12:00–13:00PM EDT

On the eve of Eid-ul-Adha, I photographed my 14-year-old sister Tanzeela at Tosa Maidan (Land of Meadows) on Srinagar's outskirts. It was Tanzeela's first trip since the government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5, 2019. Photograph by Sharafat Ali.

New Voices is an event series presenting the work of the photographers who are part of the 2021-2023 VII Mentor Program. The VII Mentor Program is made up of ten gifted young photographers with diverse experiences who were chosen from nearly 300 applicants from 65 countries.

The series, hosted by David Campbell and Njiokiktjien, showcases the stories the photographers are working on and discusses how they are creating a viable career in visual journalism.

In the first episode, we will be featuring Sharafat Ali, who is based in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Sharafat Ali

Sharafat Ali is an independent photojournalist based in Indian-administered Kashmir. He focuses on human rights issues in his home state. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Sunday Times, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, FCCHK (The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong), and many other international and national outlets.
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