About Charlotte Schmitz

Charlotte Schmitz grew up in the cultural environment of the Danish minority near Flensburg. After an exchange year in Ecuador, she graduated from a Danish secondary school. She studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. Currently Charlotte is living in Berlin and Istanbul. Charlotte speaks six languages: German, English, Danish, Spanish, French and Turkish.


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