Simon is an independent award winning documentary photographer & filmmaker specialising in character driven documentaries.   Thematically related around the millennium development goals, human interest & social injustice, his work seeks to demonstrate & humanize potentially abstract & distant issues surrounding global inequity through the universal power of character & story.


 Living and Working internationally since 2002 across South & North Asia, South-East Asia, Africa, Australia & North America, Simon has accumulated vast real world experience of international working conditions and practices, particularly in developing nations. Simon’s experience in the field is academically informed by a BSc (First Class Honours) in Social Science from the Open University and an MSc in Science, Technology & International Development from the University of Edinburgh which bring to his work a deep critical understanding of political and social thought, as well as development issues, practices and process's.

 


 

Props & Shops

2018   Selected for 'The Doc Society Fellowship'

2018   'Lost' Selected for Sheff DocFest DocPlayer

2018   Commissioned to Film & Produce 'The Hidden Histories of The Humber Bridge'

2018   Published: Bad Company on Amazon Prime

2018   Published: Nepali Nintendo in PDN Magazine

2018   Exhibit: BLPA Awards Exhibit  Tour

2018   Exhibit: BLPA Awards at The Royal Albert Hall, London 

2017   Published: 'Sea Change' BLPA Awards Exhibition Catalogue

2017   Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Chris' (Portraiture)

2017   Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Mason' (Portraiture)

2017   Commended: British Life Photography Awards for 'Shannie' (Portraiture)

2017   Published Article: 'Can't You See' Petapixel Online

2017   Published Article: 'Can't You See' FStoppers Online

2017   Winner: PDN's Faces Portrait Photography Competition

2017   Guest Appearance: Around The Lens Podcast

2017   Exhibit: 'A Common Foe' Film & Photography in Hull Maritime Museum - Viewed by 65, 581 People  (Hull Council Official Statistics) 

2017   Published: Sea Change Portraiture in Big Issue North Uk

2017   Published: Nepali Nintendo in PDN Edu Blog

2017   Published: Bad Company in PDN's 'Emerging Photographer'

2017   Winner: PDN's Emerging Photographer 

2017   Selected as 1 of 15 for Sheffield Doc Fest 'Future Producer' School

2017   Commissioned to Produce 'The Trip' Audio Documentary for Hull Heritage Learning & Hull City of Culture 2017 Exhibitions Programme

2016   Commissioned to Film & Produce 'A Common Foe' for Hull Museums & Hull City of Culture 2017 Exhibitions Programme.

2016   Published: Bad Company Reportage Featured in 'Black & White Photography' Magazine

2016   Guest Interview: Bombay Flying Club

2016   Winner: The Medecins Sans Frontieres 'Humanitarian Award' & €10,000 Film Grant

2016   Bad Company Official Selection 15 Short Film Festival

2016   Bad Company selected for 'Vimeo Staff Picks' Award

2016   Bad Company selected for Vimeo's 'Brilliant Brits' curated channel

2016   Bad Company selected for Sheffield Doc Fest 'Market Player'

2015   Winner 'The Bill Eppridge Memorial Award' selected by EAW, The Estate of Bill Eppridge & Nikon USA.

2015   Eddie Adams Workshop 

2015   Transmission  pour I'Image, Perpignan

2015   The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop

2014   Missouri Photo Workshop  66  'Scholarship Award'

2013   DuckRabbit London  'Digital Storytelling Workshop'

2012   International Centre of Photography New York  'The Poetic Witness'


Contact:

simon@simonsharpphoto.com


Call:

L - +44 (0) 161 818 7011

M - +44 (0) 7913 698998


Skype:

sharpphotofilm


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