Charlie Shoemaker is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Charlie spent over a year living in Uganda covering East Africa. In 2014, he was named one of Magnum Photo's 30 under 30.
Editorial clients: The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Le Monde M Magazine, Geo Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, HUCK Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Men's Journal, Aperture Magazine, Hakai Magazine, OSMOS Magazine, CNN, Getty Images, WSJ Money Magazine, Yahoo! News, The Global Post, Runner's World Magazine, National Geographic Germany, De Stardaard, Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Corporate clients: Facebook, Microsoft, Volvo Ocean Race, Hennessy Cognac, Avis Car Rental, The Church of London Publishing House.
NGO clients: Marie Stopes International, Conservation International, The Global Fund, Shark Spotters, Waves For Change, Africa Jam, Gulu Walk, David Rattray Foundation, Hives Save Lives, Bishop Simeon Trust, and the Bahamas Human Rights Network.
2016 Charlie won 2nd place in the Portrait and Personality category in the NPPA’S Best Of Photojournalism contest.
2016 Charlie had an image selected to be included in the American Photography 33 AI-AP ARCHIVE with work in Botswana.
2015 Charlie was awarded the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward contest's Bright Spark Award.
In 2014 Charlie won 3rd Place in the Pictorial category and an Honorable Mention for International News Picture Story on his coverage of Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the NPPA’S Best Of Photojournalism contest.
Charlie was selected to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2009.