Steve Simon is an award-winning documentary photographer and author of five critically acclaimed photography books including The Passionate Photographer, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s "Top Ten Art and Photography Books."
He has photographed on assignment in more than 40 countries and his work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Colors, Life, Time, Le Monde, Harpers, Macleans, Walrus and many others.
Steve is best known for his work focusing on the human condition, capturing life as he encounters it. He shines a light on important subjects and issues using the power of photography in the hope of facilitating positive change. His documentary work has been featured in solo shows across the globe. Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France has showcased Steve’s work three times. His post 9/11 work Empty Sky has been published by Life Books and a complete set of prints from that project was acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for their permanent collection.
Corporate clients include Nikon, SanDisk, McDonalds, Sony Music & Apple. Among his honors: Art Director’s Club NY, Canadian News Photographer of The Year, Global Health Council, NPPA , American Photo, PX3 & the Moscow Photo Awards. Steve is passionate teacher as well, participating as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at various photography events worldwide.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Tanja and three-year-old son Sawyer. He is available for assignments worldwide.
“Photography has been my passport to extraordinary people and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. I’m living the dream.”