Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting life through photography since he began taking photographs at age 12 in his home city of Montreal. He has participated as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at various photography and arts events in Canada, The United States, and Argentina. He has had solo shows in New York at The Leica Gallery, Buenos Aires, Toronto and Montreal and his work has been featured three times at the Visa Pour L’Image Photography Festival in Perpignan, France. His work is in the permanent collections of The George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Canadian Archives and the Comune Di Verona. He has seen four of his personal projects published as books, Heroines & Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa 2006, The Republicans 2006, on the Republican Convention in New York City published by Charta. Healing Waters 1995, documenting the healing powers of a small lake in Alberta; and Empty Sky-The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero 2002, an excerpt of which was included in Time-Life’s book The American Spirit, forward by George W. Bush. Mr. Simon has received numerous international awards including: Art Director’s Club of New York Award, The Canadian Association of Journalists Award for work in Africa and The Canadian Press News Picture of The Year, The Canadian Newspaper Photographer of The Year, The National Press Photographers Association Picture Of The Year, The Global Health Council Photography Award for his work on AIDS in Africa, Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award Nomination, PX3 2008.
In June 2008, he becomes one of four contributing photographers for The Digital Journalist website. Two current projects are represented with the Blue Earth Foundation.
Recent work has been published in Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, Life, Colors, German Geo, Le Monde, Walrus, The Digital Journalist and Harpers. He is based in New York City.