Charlotte Schmitz

Location: Berlin
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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By Charlotte Schmitz — An interview with Hatice Cengiz in Istanbul for ZEIT online. Her fiancé Jamal Khashoggi was brutally..
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By Charlotte Schmitz — Very happy to announce that my work »La Puente« got selected as the winner of the first..
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Assignment for The Washington Post

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

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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..

»Çok güzelim, çok güzel« in LFI Magazine

By Charlotte Schmitz — My ongoing work Çok güzelim, çok güzel // I am so beautiful, so beautiful was..

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Assignment for The Washington Post

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