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, Magnum Photographer

Charlotte Schmitz studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. She is working for several german and international media outlets and is based in Berlin now. Charlotte speaks six languages, including Spanish and Turkish.

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
2014    »yo soylo que soy«, Lumix Festival for young photojournalism, Hanover

selected group exhibitions: 

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

selected talks/interviews/events: 
2019    Winner of the first FotoEvidence W-Award with »La Puente«
2019    »La Puente« got pre selected at Kassel Dummy Award and Images Vevey Book Award
2019    Lectures & Talks, IUPUI Indianapolis & IU Bloomington, USA
2018    New York Times Portfolio Reviews
2018    RISC Training, Sarajevo
2018    Talk on »Imagery in Times of Political Change« at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.
2018    »Between Documentary and Activism« by Ceyda Nurtsch
2018    PDN Photo of the Day - »Take me to Jermany«
2017    TIME Lightbox: Women in Photography: 34 voices from around the world
2017    Panel disussion, Art&Refugee Symposium, University of Indiana, USA
2017    Interview by We are doing it – »Take me to Jermany«
2017    Photo Talk with LFI photo editor Carol Körting, f3 Gallery – Freiraum für Fotografie 

Photo ©Johanna-Maria Fritz 

Charlotte Schmitz

Charlotte Schmitz' approach to her photography is deliberately personal and challenges the traditional documentary perspectives, which allows her to convey her messages about women and migration. She studied documentary photography and her work is published by outlets internationally and in her native Germany.
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