Charlotte Schmitz

Location: Istanbul
Nationality: German
Biography: 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... read on
RISC Training Sarajevo - Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues
charlotte schmitz
Aug 2, 2018

I just came back after an incredible week of RISC Training (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), which brought us 22 freelance journalists together and taught us so much.

We learned how to make proper risk assessment plans and how to work more safely in hostile environments thanks to wonderful Steve, but we also learned how to save the lives of our colleagues and our own - severe bleedings, CPR, taking vital signs, how to transport people with spine injuries, the chest needle decompression, head to toe examination, how to use an Epi/Happy-Pen and so much more. Thank you Rod, Bill and Sawyer from the Wilderness Medical Associates for everything!!! 

I can't describe how grateful I am to have met all those wonderful participants - I got a bunch of beautiful friends from around the world. I wish you all the best for your future, please take care of yourselves...I miss you already. 

Chrissy and Scout, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing us all together!!

Please visit the website of RISC for further informations/applications and ways how to donate so that more journalists can be trained ( and please make sure to follow them on instagram.

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Interview about my book & work La Puente with The British Journal of Photography

By Charlotte Schmitz — To read the interview with The British Journal of Photography about my La Puente, please click here: Nail polish and polaroids: Charlotte Schmitz..

La Puente among PH Museum's Best Photobooks of 2019

By Charlotte Schmitz — My photobook La Puente was selected as one of PH Museum's Best Photobooks of 2019, have a look at the great selection:  PHmuseum’s..
Books News

My book La Puente is OUT

By Charlotte Schmitz — My first book La Puente is out an published by FotoEvidence as the first recipient of the W-Award, given each year to a woman photographer. Very..
Media News

Hatice Cengiz - Assignment for ZEIT online

By Charlotte Schmitz — An interview with Hatice Cengiz in Istanbul for ZEIT online. Her fiancé Jamal Khashoggi was brutally killed in the Saudi consulate in..
News Spotlight

Assignment for The Washington Post Magazine

By Charlotte Schmitz — Photographed some weeks ago for The Washington Post Magazine in the German wine region...please have a look at the article written by Jason Wilson...
News Spotlight

Women of Moria in Brigitte Wir

By Charlotte Schmitz — My work about women in Moria was published in the current BRIGITTE WIR and edited by  Betty Andersen on eight pages. Moria is a camp for asylum..
News Spotlight

»La Puente« got selected for the First FotoEvidence W-Award

By Charlotte Schmitz — Very happy to announce that my work »La Puente« got selected as the winner of the first FotoEvidence W-Award and I am very much looking..
Media News

Assignment for The Washington Post

By Charlotte Schmitz — A difficult but important read by Souad Mekhennet and Greg Miller, with photos by me and a very thoughtful photo editing by Chloe Coleman and..

Selected for The British Journal of Photography's Ones To Watch 2019

By Charlotte Schmitz — Olivier Laurent (WaPo) nominated me and I got selected by The British Journal of Photography as Ones To Watch 2019.   Ones to Watch 2019:..

Noor Haddad for Information (DK)

By Charlotte Schmitz — An article about Syrian comedian Noor Haddad in Information (DK), written by Daham Alasaad and pictures by me.       Syriske Noor..

Portrait of actress Mala Emde in STERN

By Charlotte Schmitz — A picture I took of Mala Emde, a young German actress, was published in STERN. 

Noor Haddad for der Spiegel

By Charlotte Schmitz — I met Noor Haddad last summer and have since met her a few times, an article about her was published in der Spiegel, with one of my pictures. Noor..

»Çok güzelim, çok güzel« in LFI Magazine

By Charlotte Schmitz — My ongoing work Çok güzelim, çok güzel // I am so beautiful, so beautiful was published in the current LFI Magazine..

Take me to Jermany _ Exhibition in Indianapolis

By Charlotte Schmitz — Together with Laura Donefer, Glass artist and creator of the glass installation ‘Todesmarche Revisited’, I am having an exhibition in..

Assignment for The Washington Post

By Charlotte Schmitz — I contributed with pictures from Germany for this article written by Simon Denyer and David Nakamura.     How a Trump decision on trade..

Red Star FC für das »Magazin des HSV Supporters Club«

By Charlotte Schmitz — I photographed a game of the Parisian football club RED STAR FC for the magazine »SN - Magazin des HSV Supporters Club« earlier this..

Assignment for BuzzFeed News Germany

By Charlotte Schmitz — I photographed Micha for BuzzFeed Germany. An important article written by Juliane Loeffler about intersex people, their struggles and why the..

Assignment for NEON France

By Charlotte Schmitz — I took some portraits for NEON France for the current issue and its article "REVOLUTIONS AND DISILLUSIONS". "Tahrir Square, Cairo,..

Assignment for The Washington Post

By Charlotte Schmitz — I worked for Washington Post a few works ago for the article »Branding Putin. How the Kremlin turned the Russian president into a global..

Publication in Göteborg Posten

By Charlotte Schmitz — Assignment for GÖTEBURG POSTEN «Här vågar fa lämna digitala spår«  An article about the protection of data privacy in Germany, its..

Publication in JWD Magazine

By Charlotte Schmitz — Publication for Joko Winterscheidt Magazin in April "I have to fall in love today": Vanya is 19 years old and is about to marry..

Publication in THE NEW REPUBLIC

By Charlotte Schmitz — Publication from an assignment for The New Republic »What Difference Is Trump for Us?« by Suzy Hansen “What Difference Is Trump for Us?” How..

Publication in der SPIEGEL

By Charlotte Schmitz — Johanna-Maria Fritz and I photographed for the article written by Barbara Hardinghaus about a young Afghan, who became addicted to drugs and..
Events News

Exhibition at Leica Gallery Istanbul

By Charlotte Schmitz — »Leica Gallery Istanbul is pleased to host the exhibition “A Room of One’s Own” by Meltem Işık, Charlotte Schmitz, Tahmineh Monzavi and..
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