The online magazine, OAI13 (our age is thirteen), presents Çok güzelim, çok güzel (I am so beautiful, so beautiful), a series by German photographer Charlotte Schmitz. Schmitz spent two years in the Balat district of Istanbul, documenting the private lives of women in her neighbourhood. She accompanied her protagonists to weddings, visited them in their homes. Once the project was completed, the pictures were exhibited in Balat.

Camera & Lens

Leica M (Typ 240) /


Charlotte Schmitz

Charlotte Schmitz studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. While living in Istanbul for two years, she worked for several german and international media outlets. Charlotte speaks six languages, including Turkish and Spanish.

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