Photographer Steve Simon: New Book & Feature on The Digital Journalist

I met Steve Simon, a photojournalist and portrait photographer based in New York City at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. He is a very talented photographer with an extensive body of work from many parts of the world.

I was especially moved by his book, Heroines & Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa. That book shows hopeful, inspiring images of life as well as some shocking images depicting the effects that HIV and AIDS have had in Africa. I thought that another book by Simon, The Republicans, which was shot with a “behind the scenes” feel, really showcases Simon’s talent as a visual storyteller.

The cover of Steve Simon’s most recent book: Heroines & Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa
This month, Simon’s work is featured on The Digital Journalist. You can find the story and a gallery of Simon’s work here.


Steve also recently wrote this article about the PhotoPlus Expo for I contributed a small section about some of the recent pigment-based inkjet printers that were on display at the show.

There is also a book launch & lecture by Steve Simon on December 1 in conjunction with World AIDS Day –
7pm, Barnes and Noble Chelsea, 675 6th Avenue, New York City (Corner 22nd Street).

For more information about Steve Simon and his work, visit I recommend browsing through some of Simon’s online galleries from the link on the bottom left of his site. Just choose a topic and click “go.” I found the Allegiance series particularly striking.