Charlotte Jansen is Elephant magazine’s Editor-in-Large. She joined the team in 2015 and started working in house in 2017 after an extended period of nomadic living. A freelance arts journalist for ten years, she has written for publications including the Guardian, the FT, ELLE, Wallpaper*, Vice, The British Journal of Photography and the RA Magazine. Her first book, Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze, was published by Laurence King in April 2017. Her first child is due to be born on Christmas Day, 2017.
In issue 33 we speak with artists who are making funny, often using humour to explore life’s dark or bewildering elements. We discuss comedy as a bridge-maker, and as a way to address otherwise impenetrable topics with honesty and catharsis.