Steve Simon is an award-winning documentary photographer and author of five critically acclaimed photography books including The Passionate Photographer (first edition), which was chosen as one of Amazon’s "Top Ten Art and Photography Books." He has photographed on assignment in more than 45 countries and his work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Life, Time and many others. His documentary work has been featured in solo shows across the globe. His post 9/11 work Empty Sky has been published by Life Books with a complete set of prints acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for their permanent collection. Corporate clients include Nikon, SanDisk,, Sony Music & Apple. Among his honors: Art Director’s Club NY, Canadian News Photographer of The Year, Global Health Council, NPPA , American Photo, PX3 & the Moscow Photo Awards. Steve is passionate teacher as well, participating as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at various photography events worldwide.