Around the world, more than 51 million girls under 18 are currently married. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair embarked on an eight year, multi-country investigation of the phenomenon. Here, she reflects on the experience:
In almost every situation, I wanted to take the girl, throw her over my shoulder and get her out of there. But I learned it is much more complicated than that. As foreigners, we are not in the position to make that kind of immediate decision for her.
-Photographer Stephanie Sinclair, “Child Marriage: Documenting Sorrow”
At the Pulitzer Center, we think people should be connected with journalists and photographers in real life.
This year, we’ve hosted more than sixty events to bring students and the public face to face with reporters and the international issues they cover.
Tonight, we’re heading over to National Geographic in DC to discuss the illegal, yet thriving practice of child marriage with images and stories from Stephanie Sinclair and Cynthia Gorney.
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