Photo Gil Rigoulet
Eléonore Simon

After obtaining her master’s degree in art history (Université Lumière Lyon II, University of Pennsylvania), Eléonore Simon (French-American) moved to New York City. There, she began taking a camera on strolls throughout the city, worked as a studio manager and served as a teaching assistant at the International Center of Photography.

Her work focuses on the poetry of city life, on the quiet and enigmatic moments that emerge in the midst of our chaotic and overwhelming urban environments.

Eléonore currently lives in Valparaíso, Chile where she is developing new street photography and documentary projects. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and in London (Magnum Swap Shop exhibition, organized for the 70th anniversary of the agency) and has received multiple awards, including Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition and the Latin American Fotografía award.

She is a regular participant in photography festivals and in particular was a speaker at Street London, representing Women in Street, and at the Miami Street Photography Festival where she also served as a competition judge.