Eléonore Simon is a French-American photographer currently working in Valparaíso, Chile. She studied at the Université Lumière Lyon II in France and at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a MA in Art History. After several years working in New York as a freelance photographer, studio manager and teaching assistant at The International Center of Photography, Eléonore is now developing personal and documentary projects in Chile.
Her street photography and urban landscapes search for beauty and mystery in ordinary situations. Light, shadow and form come together to reveal the poetics of space and the fragility of the fleeting moment. Her work explores the tension between abstraction and photographic representation: shadows, geometry and graphic elements flatten the image to give it a strong two-dimensional read, in a dynamic dialogue with the three-dimensionality of space. Images are unresolved and convey a sense of fragmentation and melancholy as isolated figures pass through the frames, unaware of their surroundings.