Charlotte J Ward is an eco-somatic artist in service of Earth and Women.

Born in 1992, to a British mother and a French father, respectively from Russian and Kabyle descent, Charlotte J Ward has always lived a nomadic lifestyle. After spending most of her time between Brazil, France and the UK over the last few years, she is currently based in London.

Coming from a predominantly documentary and portrait photography background, Ward graduated from the London College of Communication in 2014, with a Photography BA (Hons). 

In 2018, her practice took a new turn, as she delved deeper into the world of indigenous medicine ceremonies, somatic movement explorations and menstrual cycle awareness. After exploring the world of plants during her time in Brazil, Ward began immersing herself into the practice of self-portraiture; placing her work at the crossroad between embodied movement, activism and fine art photography, with a particular interest in natural cycles, eco-somatics, and the intrinsic state of inter-being between the human and Earth bodies. Working with her own body as an instrument, Ward has been exploring these themes through her ongoing series ‘Moon Blood’ and ‘This Earth Body Is My Home’. Two bodies of works  which explore the cyclical nature of Life from both a micro and macro perspective. 

Exhibitions

  • Menstrualities group exhibition, Alte Münze, Berlin, 2022
  • The Wild Collective group exhibition, Omved Gardens, London, 2022
  • Howl: Resurrection of the Wild Woman group exhibition, Waterton Gallery, London, 2022
  • (No) Place Like Home group exhibition, Venice, 2021
  • Menstrual Project, online group exhibition, 2021
  • Corona Culture group exhibition, Alte Münze, Berlin, 2021 
  • Mind's Eye group exhibition, Dorset UK, 2021
  • The Wild Geese Call group exhibition, Old Street Gallery, London, 2021
  • The Rite of Fall  group exhibition, Berlin, 2019
  • Art Reach group exhibition, Bikaner House, New Delhi, 2017
  • Transmodernity group exhibition, KAOS, Berlin, 2017
  • From the Mother Land to the Blue Island and Back, Broadway Market, London, 2017
  • Photomonth group exhibition, Richmix, London, 2016
  • Wanderers group exhibition, Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi, 2015
  • Solo photography exhibition at LTG, New Delhi, 2015
  • Languages of Love, group exhibition, Loophole, Berlin, 2015
  • SIEGE group exhibition, Apartment 58,  London, 2013
  • Introducing 2013  group exhibition, Vibe Bar, London, 2013 
  • A Tribute Act group exhibition, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, 2013 
  • Estuary group exhibition, The Museum of London, 2013
  • Southern Fried One Night Stand group exhibition, London, 2013 
  • Plato’s Cave group exhibition, London, 2013 
  • Cables Part II group exhibition, Cable Street Studios, London, 2012

Residencies

  • - 'Kyta' - 6 weeks in the village of Kalga, Himachal Pradesh, India, October - November 2015
  • - 'Mint' - 4 weeks in the Marrakech Medina, March 2013

Publications

  • 'Portrait of Humanity Vol.3' book by The British Journal of Photography, published by Hoxton Mini Press, May 2021
  • 'My Favourite Shot - Street Life' Life Framer, July 2020
  • 'Portrait of Humanity Vol.2' book by The British Journal of Photography, published by Hoxton Mini Press , June 2020
  • Life Framer, June 2016
  • Le Quotidien de L'Art, June 2016
  • Analog Year Book, May 2014
  • Mint Leaf fanzine #2, January 2014
  • Mint Leaf fanzine #1, November 2013

Interviews



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