Eléonore Simon

Two years ago, I packed my bags and left New York for Valparaíso, Chile. In a city that seems made of a succession of endearing characters, unlikely collages and picturesque scenes, I look for geometric constructions, abstraction, and compositions that impose a structure on the disorderly and enigmatic seaport.


BIO | Eléonore Simon is a French-American photographer currently based in Valparaíso, Chile. Prior to moving to Chile, she studied art history and worked in New York as a studio manager and served as a teaching assistant at the International Center of Photography.
Her work has been exhibited in the United States and in Europe and has received multiple awards, including the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Competition and the Latin America Fotografia Award. She was also a speaker at Street London, at the Miami Street Photography Festival and at Street Photo Milano.
Her photographs seek to capture the poetry of ordinary situations, the quiet and mysterious moments in our restless city lives.
Eléonore is teaching a workshop in Valparaíso, Chile in November 2019. To learn more, check her website.