Charlotte has developed very consistent and original work about the issues that affect her as a young contemporary woman. She is building a very interesting narrative using compelling images to convey a deliberately personal approach. She has given proof of her courage in experimenting with new languages that challenge the traditional documentary perspective. Her work brings a breath of fresh air to the classic way of exposing contemporary issues. 

Cristina de Middel Puch

Charlotte Schmitz studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. While living in Istanbul for two years, she worked for several german and international media outlets. Charlotte speaks six languages, including Turkish and Spanish.


03/18    »Breathing the ultimate wave #feminismusandclass« Sprechsaal Marienstraße, Berlin
03/18    »Cure as Care« Daire Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
03/18    Leica Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

solo exhibitions: 

2018    »Take me to Jermany« + glass installation by Laura Donefer, Alfstad& Gallery, Sarasota

2017    »Take me to Jermany«, University of Indiana, Art&Refugee Symposium –  Bloomington
2017    »Take me to Jermany«, Nazareth College – Rochester 
2017    »I am so beautiful, so beautiful« & »La puente« FotoForum – Innsbruck 
2016    »I am so beautiful, so beautiful«, curated by Cemre Yesil – Istanbul
2016    »I am so beautiful, so beautiful«, Intersection 611 Gallery – Hiroshima, Japan
2016    »Take me to Jermany« SUPA Suriye Pasajı – Istanbul
2014    »yo soylo que soy«, Lumix Festival for young photojournalism – Hannover

selected group exhibitions: 

2018    »Which Europe«, online exhibition PH Museum, curated by Rocco Venezia 

2017    »Bachelor 2017/1«, GAF – Hannover 

2016    »YP_Young Photographers« Erfurter Kunstverein – Erfurt

2016    »Realpraesenz«, Betonbox – Düsseldorf 

2015    »Portraits«, Hellerau Photography Award – Hellerau 

2014    »Nach neuem Trachten«, Berlin Fashion Week, Lower Saxony State Chancellery 

2014    »Baukultur im Bild. Räume + Menschen«, Bundesstiftung Baukultur – Potsdam 

2014    »yo soy lo que soy«, Visa Off/Visa pour l'image – Perpignan

selected talks/interviews/events: 

2018    PDN Photo of the Day – »Take me to Jermany«
2017    Interview by We are doing it – »Take me to Jermany« 
2017    Photo Talk with lfi photo editor Carol Körting, f3 – Freiraum für Fotografie 
2017    Panel discussion, Art&Refugee Symposium – University of Indiana, USA
2017    Lecture »Take me to Jermany«, Nazareth College –  Rochester, USA
2017    Interview by OAI 13 Magazine made by Nathalie Hof 
2017    TIME Lightbox: Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World
2017    Documentary film: »7 Tage...Istanbul«