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 in the past three years, she worked for several german and international media outlets. Charlotte speaks six languages, including Turkish and Spanish.


2017 »Take me to Jermany« (solo + panel discussion), University of Indiana, Art&Refugee Symposium, Bloomington // 2017 »Take me to Jermany« (solo), Nazareth College, Rochester // 2017 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful« & »La puente« (solo) FotoForum, Innsbruck // 2017 »Bachelor 2017/1«, GAF, Hanover // 2016 »YP_Young Photographers« Erfurter Kunstverein, Erfurt // 2016 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful« (solo), curated by Cemre Yesil, Istanbul // 2016 »I am so beautiful, so beautiful« (solo), Intersection 611 Gallery, Hiroshima2016 »Realpraesenz«, Betonbox, Düsseldorf // 2016 »Take me to Jermany« (solo) SUPA Suriye Pasajı, Istanbul // 2015 »Portraits«, Hellerau Photography Award, Hellerau // 2015 »Yo soy lo que soy«, Trienniale of Photography, Hamburg // 2014 »Nach neuem Trachten«, Berlin Fashion Week, Lower Saxony State Chancellery, Berlin // 2014 »Baukultur im Bild. Räume + Menschen«, Bundesstiftung Baukultur, Potsdam // 2014 »yo soy lo que soy«, Visa Off/Visa pour l'image, Perpignan // 2014 »yo soylo que soy«, Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism, Hanover



Documentary film: »7 Tage...Istanbul« 
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