lecturerphoto: Anna Charlotte Schmid


Born 1978 in Frankfurt/Oder, lives and works in Berlin. 

2001-2008 M.A. Comperative Musicology, Latin American Studies, Modern History; FU Berlin.
2009-2012 Studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule with Prof. Ute Mahler, Berlin.
2013-2015 Master class with Prof. Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons, Berlin.

Since 2009 she realizes personal longterm projects and works on commission.

2015 Member of the OSTKREUZ – Agency of photographers.
Since 2019 member of the German Photographic Academy (DFA).
Since 2021 Lecturer at the Lette Verein Berlin



Mentoring / Workshops

2014 Workshop «Selfportrait», in cooperation with the painter Jyrki Reikki, Artschool Kokkula, Finland

2015 Mentoring the german-french-polish artist in residence program, Stiftung Genshagen

2018 Workshop in cooperation with Maurice Weiss, Fotofestival Kerkennah, Goethe Institut Tunis, Tunisia

Awards and grants (selection)

2021 Project funding Neustart Kultur VG Bildkunst
2020 Project funding VG Bildkunst
2019 One-year working scholarship visual arts, Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation, Berlin
2015 Lotto Brandenburg Art Award Photography
2014/ 2015/ 2017 working scholarship Goethe Institute Helsinki and HIAP
2014 European Photo Exhibition Award (epea 02), Körber Foundation Hamburg
2013 gute aussichten-Young German Photography 2013/2014
2013 Best Portfolio, 5th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
2013 Project funding VG Bildkunst
2012 1st prize Vattenfall Fotopreis and exhibition at C/O Berlin
Her works were/are shown in numerous exhibitions such as Akademie der Künste Berlin, Deutsche Börse photography Foundation, Frankfurt/M; Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst-dkw, Cottbus;
C/O Berlin, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Paris, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Stephanie Steinkopf
It is the encounters with people that shape me and it is photography that enables me to learn more about life in all its facets. I immerse myself in the living and working worlds of my protagonists and translate my experiences into images. In this moment, photography is part of the experience, part of the encounter. My approach explores the possible relationships between reality, staging and fiction. I find this tension a challenge.
weekend seminar

In our weekend seminar we deal with contemporary documentary photography. The human being with his personal and social environment is in the focus, which is why we will increasingly deal with the portrait. At the beginning, we will discuss together which topics interest the participants and on the basis of joint work and image discussions, we will explore the possible photographic means of composition as well as conceptual documentary strategies. Through examples of contemporary photographic positions, a visit to an exhibition and a guest, we will deepen this discussion.
With this seminar offer, I pursue the consolidation of one’s own visual language by working intensively on a project over the course of a year. The resulting series will be presented in a jointly curated exhibition.

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