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Pulitzer Center Update June 8, 2011

Stephanie Sinclair Interviewed on NPR About Child Marriage Project

Long after midnight, 5-year-old Rajani is roused from sleep and carried by her uncle to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of morning. It becomes a secret the whole village keeps, explained one farmer. Image by Stephanie Sinclair. India, 2011.

Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair has spent much of the past eight years documenting the practice of child marriage in India, Yemen and Afghanistan. Her work on this topic is featured in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic along with a story written by Cynthia Gorney. Sinclair and Gorney recently discussed child marriage with Michele Norris of NPR's All Things Considered. She also did a Q&A with NPR's Coburn Dukehart.

With the support of the Pulitzer Center, Sinclair has produced a video that draws from her groundbreaking work on this under-reported crisis.