Steve Simon

Nikonians Academy Faculty

Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition with his Nikon's his entire photographic life.

The author of four critically acclaimed photography books with works in major museum collections around the world, he has had solo shows in New York, Buenos Aires, Toronto and Montreal and his work has been featured three times at the Visa Pour L’Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France.

He is on the faculty of International Center of Photography (ICP) and School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and is a contributing photographer for

International awards include: Art Director’s Club of New York, The Canadian Newspaper Photographer of The Year, Global Health Council Photography Award for his work on AIDS in Africa, Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award Nomination, PX3.

He has lead workshops all over the world, including Mentor Series, Macworld, PhotoPlus Expo and Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. His forthcoming book: Steve Simon's Nikon Dream System will be out next year from Lark Publishing.

He is a regular host on the popular podcast This Week in Photography and is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.

The Nikonians Academy is very proud to have Simon as a faculty member

Below a sample testimonial:

I just spent the last three days with Steve Simon, “Master the Nikon D800…” and “The Passionate Nikon Photographer”. What a wonderful experience, the best time spent in a workshop ever.
Steve is a perfectionist, every presentation not only had spectacular photography but also the perfect music to enhance the mood, a roller coaster of emotions.
He cannot hide his journalistic background every single image tells a story.
His technique is flawless his teaching patience unparalleled. I am eager to start a new chapter of my photography applying what Steve taught me in the last few days.
Oscar Piñeyro (nikon1968)