Portrait ©  Maggie Steber

Portrait © Maggie Steber

Eléonore Simon is a French-American photographer currently based in Valparaíso, Chile. 

After obtaining her master’s degree in art history (Université Lumière Lyon II and University of Pennsylvania), Eléonore moved to New York and fell in love with street photography. There, she worked as a studio manager and served as a teaching assistant at the International Center of Photography.

Her photography offers an aesthetic and mysterious representation of the world: unusual camera angles, stark shadows and graphic elements create an abstracted depiction of urban life.

Eléonore is a regular speaker and judge at international photography festivals. Her work, recipient of several awards, has been exhibited in the United States and around the world.



Street Photo Milano | Speaker, Portfolio Reviewer and “Photo Slam” Judge | May 2019

Miami Street Photography Festival | Speaker and Competition Judge | December 2018 

Street London | Panelist and Speaker for Women in Street | August 2018


Los Diez | AI-AP | Photoville, New York, NY | September 2019
Angel Orensanz Foundation; New York, NY | November 2018

Women Street Photographers | Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | August 2019
PhoS Photo Festival; Sofia, Bulgaria | May 2019

Two Way Street | Street Foto San Francisco; San Francisco, CA | June 2019

Let There Be Light (and Shadow) | Umbrella Arts Gallery; New York, NY | February to May 2018

Magnum Swap Shop | theprintspace; London, United Kingdom | June to July 2017

TPS 26 | J. Wayne Stark Galleries; College Station, TX | May to July 2017

Composed | PhotoPlace Gallery; Middlebury, VT | February to March 2017

Scene on the Street | Jadite Galleries; New York, NY | February 2017


Latin American Fotografía 7 | AI-AP | August 2018

Flash Forward 2018 | The Magenta Foundation | May 2018


Eyeshot Magazine, Valparaíso, June 2019

The Phoblographer, “Our Favorite Street Photographers with Under 10k Instagram Followers”, June 2019

Street Photography Magazine, Podcast and Feature as Artist of the Month, April 2019

ARTPIL, “Valparaíso, Improvisation Becomes Art”, March 2019

Underexposed Magazine, Interview, October 2018

Women in Street, “In Valparaíso, Chile with Eléonore Simon”, July 2018