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 many 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 with social and cultural impact. In Mid-March 2020 Charlotte initiated The Journal, a global photography collective of several hundred women* who have come together to create a profound avenue for connection, creativity, and support.
selected 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 »Take me to Jermany«, University of Indiana, Art&Refugee Symposium, Bloomington (solo) 2017 »Take me to Jermany«, Nazareth College, Rochester (solo) 2017 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful« & »La puente« FotoForum, Innsbruck (solo) 2016 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful«, curated by Cemre Yesil, Istanbul (solo) 2016 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful«, Intersection 611 Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan (solo) 2016 »Take me to Jermany« SUPA Suriye Pasajı, Istanbul (solo) selected talks/interviews/events: 2020 "Through the Eyes of Women" The Washington Post Magazine 2019 La Puente among PH Museum's Best Photobooks 2019 2019 Article + Q&A with The British Journal of Photography about La Puente 2019 Tutor at 20 Fotógrafos in Guatemala 2019 Recipient of the first FotoEvidence W-Award with »La Puente« 2019 Ones to Watch, The British Journal of Photography 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 Photo Talk with LFI photo editor Carol Körting, f3 Gallery – Freiraum für Fotografie