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THE AUTHOR. 

Babita Patel is a freelance humanitarian photographer documenting social issues around the world. She has covered criminal justice reform, education, gender equality, reproductive rights, veterans, disaster relief, and WASH programs. Her work has appeared on or in ABC, Al Jazeera, Forbes, The Guardian, HBO, NBC and PBS, and exhibited across the globe, including New York, Los Angeles and Lisbon.

 

Babita is the founder and Executive Director of KIOO Project, an NGO that advances gender equality in economically challenged communities around the world by teaching photography to girls who, in turn, teach photography to boys.

 

Babita has walked across a bridge into Myanmar, hunted with a Maasai warrior and slept in a Bedouin cave in Petra. She is currently attempting to keep three plants alive in New York City.