Exhibits | Lectures | Awards
Mimi Chakarova donated some of her earlier trafficking work to the permanent human rights
collection of South Texas College. Her work, along with the work of other artists, will be
on display at the Holocaust Museum Houston. The opening reception is on Thursday,
October 19, 2017 in the Mincberg Gallery.
In 2017, Mimi Chakarova donated her entire "Price of Sex" photo collection to the Global Reporting
Centre in Vancouver.
The Lobby Gallery of UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues along with
The Global Reporting Centre featured Chakarova's "Price of Sex" photo exhibit and a free public
film screening on Friday, October 13, 2017. Exhibition curated by Liu Scholars & doctoral candidates,
Blake Smith and Miriam Matejova at the University of British Columbia.
Guest Speaker, "Global Stories that Inspire Change and Action," UC Riverside, Sponsored by
UCB's Global Studies Program, November 4, 2016.
Guest Speaker, "International Human Rights," UC Berkeley's School of Law, 2016 Spring Semester.
Guest Speaker, "International Human Rights," UC Berkeley's School of Law, February 27, 2015.
Guest Speaker: "A Filmmaker Looks at Women and War," University of Chicago Human Rights
Center, Social Sciences Building, October 15, 2014.
As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of
Law presents Envisioning Human Rights, a collection of world-class human rights photography,
curated by Pamela Blotner, on exhibit at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, from August through October 2014.
The exhibition features the work of Mimi Chakarova, Nic Dunlop, Stephen Ferry, Stephen Goldblatt,
Ken Light, Susan Meiselas, Thomas Morley, Gilles Peress, Sebastião Salgado, and Jean-Marie
Simon. The Envisioning Human Rights photographs will be shown and auctioned to benefit the
work of the Human Rights Center.
"The Price of Sex" screens at the International Film Festival & Forum on Human Rights in
Geneva, Switzerland on March 8th, 2014. A debate with Madeleine Rees, secretary general
of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Daniela Misail-Nichitin,
founder and vice-president of the International Center “La Strada”, Moldova; Mariana
Katzarova, International expert on human rights and anti-trafficking, former Adviser on
Trafficking to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Moderator: Fabienne Bugnon,
Deputy secretary general, Department of Security and Economy, Republic and Canton of
Geneva follows the screening.
In 2013, Mimi Chakarova presents a series of lectures and screenings at universities
throughout Ukraine on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv; City University of London's
International Reporting Masters Course; Stanford University's History Department;
and the Police Academy and the National Police Directorate in Oslo, Norway.
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: MIMI CHAKAROVA | The Women in the World Foundation
Mimi Chakarova's "The Price of Sex" was a 2012 Dart Awards Finalist for Excellence in
Coverage of Trauma.
Mimi Chakarova was the winner of the 2011 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International
Investigative Reporting presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev,
Ukraine. Judge Ginger Thompson of the New York Times was captivated by Chakarova’s
documentary: “Her attention to detail and dignity in her portrayals of victims, and the breathtaking
courage she showed during her forays into the criminal underworld should serve as the professional
standard to which all investigative reporters aspire.”
The U.S. Department of State has requested copies of THE PRICE OF SEX to use for training at the
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons as well as embassies around the world.
THE PRICE OF SEX is nominated for the 2012 American Library Association Notable Videos
for Adults. Some of last year's winners include Food, Inc. and Marwencol.
THE PRICE OF SEX screened at The Frontline Club in London on July 11th. FRONTLINE champions
independent journalism by bringing together the key players and thinkers in politics and the media and
giving viewers an opportunity not only to hear from experts but to ask questions and contribute to the
THE PRICE OF SEX premiers in New York at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, June 24-26. Chakarova will be awarded the 2011 Nestor
Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking on June 26th. The event is presented in
association with the International Center of Photography and the Dart Center for Journalism
and Trauma. For additional screenings of the film, visit priceofsex.org.
THE PRICE OF SEX will screen at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival
on June 21st at 1:30 PM and on June 22nd at 6:15 PM.
REVERSE ANGLE, WHEN THE FILMMAKER IS IN THE FILM, June 22nd at 1:00 PM;
Moderated & Curated by Katy Chevigny, Co-Founder and Sr. Director, Arts Engine
– Steve James, Filmmaker (HOOP DREAMS, STEVIE, AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR,
– Chico Colvard, Filmmaker (FAMILY AFFAIR)
– Mimi Chakarova, Filmmaker (THE PRICE OF SEX)
The 2011 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, Saturday, June 11th, Orlando, FL.
"How to Collaborate and Investigate Across Borders"
– Mimi Chakarova, independent journalist
– David Kaplan, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
– Ron Nixon, The New York Times
– Oriana Zill, Frontline
As part of the Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar Program, Chakarova will present
a series of lectures on her investigative and documentary work for graduate students
from around the world
at the following two universities in Europe:
• City University London, England, March 14-21, 2011
• Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism, March 21-April 1, 2011
FiftyCrows Gallery – Social Change Photography, Solo Exhibit
49 Geary, San Francisco, CA, April 8 - May 15, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: April 15th • 4:00-7:30 PM
Featured Speaker – Selling Bodies, Stealing Lives: The Global Sex
Slavery Crisis in the 21st Century, 2010 Sex Trafficking Conference
South Texas College, April 6-9, 2010
Keynote Speaker, 2010 Stop Traffic Now Conference, The University of Missouri,
Columbia, February 27, 2010
FOTOWEEK DC 2009, Iraqi Voices - Curated by Lucian Perkins and featuring the
work of ten renown photographers, Iraqi Voices provides a human face to the Iraqi
population largely ignored by the media's coverage of the war in Iraq. Work by:
Andrea Bruce, Mimi Chakarova, Lori Grinker, Amro Hamzawi, Chris Hondros, Farah
Nosh, Robert Nickelsberg, Moises Saman, Peter Van Agtmael, and members of
Associated Press, Washington DC, November 7-14
MOMENTUM 2009 Speaker, Conflict plenary, Sponsored by the Tides Foundation
San Francisco, September 7-9
2009 IRE Conference Speaker, "Covering Invisible Populations," Sponsored by the Dart
Center for Journalism and Trauma, Baltimore, June 11-14
Participant: Teaching Trauma Workshop; Sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism &
Trauma and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington
San Francisco State University, April 24-25, 2009
Featured Speaker: Slavery in the 21st Century, 2009 Sex Trafficking Conference
South Texas College, April 2009
NOMINEE FOR THE 29th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS,
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES; New Approaches
to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture
Foreign Correspondent Training Course, Transitions Online
Prague, Czech Republic, July 2008
2008 WEBBY AWARDS People's Voice Winner, Online Film & Video,
News & Politics: Individual Episode
"Dubai: Night Secrets," reported and produced by Mimi Chakarova.
Featured Speaker and Art Exhibit: "What We Leave Behind"
Sex Trafficking Conference: Addressing the Demand
South Texas College, April 2008
World Slavery Awareness Week, Social Justice League
Washburn University, Sociology/Anthropology Department, February 2008
Foreign Correspondent Training Course, Transitions Online
Prague, Czech Republic, July 2007
Photo Reportage of Sex Trafficking in Eastern Europe / Summer Research Grant
Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley, June 2007
Keynote Speaker: "The Price of Sex," Human Trafficking Conference
South Texas College, April 2007
Panelist, "Why Should I Care?: Bringing Remote Stories Home," Third Annual International
Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley, April 2007
Guest Speaker and Photography Judge, Wisconsin News Photographers Association
Milwaukee Art Museum, March 2007
Keynote Speaker, Women and War Conference
South Texas College, April 2006
What's On Her Mind? Sex Trafficking
of Young Women in Eastern Europe
Saint Mary's College of California, November 2005.
Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program,
the Women's Resource Center, and Amnesty International
Capitalism, God, and a Good Cigar: Cuba Enters the 21st Century
Photography exhibit and book party, September 7 – December 15, 2006
Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
2005 Magnum Photos Inge Morath Award
for photo reportage on trafficking of young women
in Eastern Europe
Photography Visiting Lecturer, California College of the Arts
Oakland, California, 2004-05
Visiting Lecturer, University of Beijing
School of Journalism and Communication, March
World Affairs Council of Northern California
Photographs of Kashmir, San Francisco, January
31 –- March 31, 2005
Don't look back: Photographs of Eastern
Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley, 2004
2004 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Nominee
Visiting Lecturer, University of Kashmir, India
The 2003 Dorothea Lange Fellowship
for outstanding work in documentary photography
Photography Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute,
The SoHo International Art Exhibition
Agora Gallery, West Broadway, New York, July 26
–-August 15, 2002
Stanford University, African & African-American
Studies Winter 2002 Lecture Series
January 18, 2002: A Documentary Photographer's
The Swedish American Museum Center
Silent auction for Sarah's Circle, a drop-in center, safe
refuge and fresh start
for women who are homeless, transient and of
EXPOSED: Contemporary Photography in the New Millennium
Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York, September
19 –- October 22, 2001
The Center for Photography
“The Distance Between Us” Solo Exhibit
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley,
April 9-May 4, 2001
Bechtel International Center
Solo Exhibit and Lecture
Stanford University, April 5 –- May 1, 2001
TD An Installation Space
Solo Photography Exhibit, Mimi Chakarova: Recent
Park, San Francisco, February 15- March 22, 2001