Charland earned a BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as a Trustees Fellow, in 2010, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. He recently received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in photography for 2016. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, notably in solo shows at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2010), Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York (2011), and Gallery Kayafas, Boston (2013). His work is represented in several major collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Progressive Collection, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and he is featured regularly in literary publications. Charland has received both print and web press, including coverage in The New Yorker, Collector Daily, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Charland currently lives and works in Maine. He is represented by Sasha Wolf Projects.