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 began taking her camera on strolls throughout the city. 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.

Her work has been exhibited in the United States and around the world and has received multiple awards, including Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition and the Latin American Fotografía award. She was a speaker at Street London, Street Photo Milano and at the Miami Street Photography Festival where she also served as a competition judge.


AI-AP, Dispatches from Latin America: Discovering a New Life and Vision in Valparaiso, Chile, October 2019

UP Photographers, Interview, October 2019

Eyeshot Magazine, Valparaíso, 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