Charlotte Schmitz’ approach to her photography is deliberately personal and often subverts the traditional documentary approach, which allows her to convey her messages about women and migration. She grew up in the danish minority in Germany and studied documentary photography in Hanover. Charlotte's work has been published in The Washington Post and der Spiegel, among other international media outlets. She is the first recipient of the FotoEvidence W Award with her work La Puente, which was published as a photobook in winter 2019. She speaks six languages and is currently based in Berlin where she cofounded Friendzone.Studioto develop creative communication for projects that matter. In Mid-March Charlotte initiated The Journal, a unique collective photography project giving insight into the lives of 400+ women* around the world during Covid-19.
selected solo exhibitions: 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
selected group exhibitions:
2020 »La Puente« Athens Photofestival, Greece 2020 »La Puente« Getxo Photofestival, Spain 2019 »Take me to Jermany« Festival des Libertés, Brussels 2019 »La Puente« Kulturreich Galerie, Hamburg 2019 »Take me to Jermany« + glass installation by Laura Donefer, IUPUI, Indianapolis 2018 ManifestO Rencontres Photographiques de Toulouse, France 2018 »A room of one's own« Leica Gallery Istanbul, Turkey 2018 »Cure as Care« Daire Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2018 »Breathing the ultimate wave #feminismusandclass« Sprechsaal, Berlin 2018 »Take me to Jermany« + glass installation by Laura Donefer, Alfstad&Gallery, Sarasota 2017 »Bachelor 2017/1«, GAF, Hanover 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