Erica Simone

Erica Simone is a Franco-American photographer and artist, based between New York City, Paris and Los Angeles. Erica works on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients from around the globe and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. Her award-winning images have appeared in newspapers and magazines, including National Geographic, New York Mag, The NY Daily News, PHOTO, PDN, NY Arts Magazine, Whitewall, Resource, Le Parisien, El Mundo, and many others. Simone’s photographs have been exhibited all over the world in solo shows, group shows and festivals, as well as featured on TV and in documentaries.

Frequently involved in philanthropic activities, Simone is also the co-founder of Curators for a Cause, an ambassador to Beauty for Freedom, a charity organization which helps victims of human trafficking and she leads the “Shooting Stars Photography Workshop,” a non-profit workshop for children and adults in need around the globe. For bookings and print sales: info@ericasimone.com

IN HER WORDS

“I picked up a camera at 17 years old and I fell in love. The world began to mold into geometric composition, drawing my eye into reflections of light and complex combinations of color. The wrinkles of the elderly became mysterious historical novels, the architecture around me began to shape shift, claustrophobic flows of people in the street brought stillness into my own observations — I found myself looking at the world in a completely new way.

Over the last ten years, photography has allowed me to experience many extremes of humanity: from the backstages of New York fashion shows to the still, deep forests of Cambodia; from Hollywood celebrities to hill tribes in the Himalayas, or from orphanages in South America to extravagant red carpet events. Photography helps me satisfy an incredible curiosity for life, while gracing it with unforgettable diversity.

Today, the goal of my work is to render all things beautiful: both physically and spiritually, and to put a smile on people’s faces as I do it. I strive to show the strength in the weakness, to bring out softness in the harsh, and to encourage everyone to appreciate and question every single molecule of existence. We are a curious bunch of beings living on a planet in the middle of outer space… every little thing about us should be pondered, explored and cherished.”


CLIENTS

    Allstate • Altaneve • AM/GOV • AOL • AS Jeans • Baharra • Beauty for Freedom • Butch Diva • Chivas • Disco Killerz • Esurance • Disney • Jay Kos • Jessica Robinson Jewelry • Krug Champagne • McGraw-Hill Companies • MDNA • MTV Networks • Pink Cookie • Smuggler • Shiseido • Strictly Rhythm • Tight Records • UFC • Valrhona…

PUBLICATIONS

    Business Insider • CBS • Cosmopolitan • El Mundo • Esquire Magazine • Huffington Post • La Repubblica • Le Journal de Montréal • Le Nouvel Observateur • Le Parisien • MSNBC • National Geographic • New York Magazine • NY Arts Magazine • NY Daily News • PDN Magazine • PHOTO Magazine • Resource Magazine • Taschen • Village Voice • Whitewall Magazine…

EXHIBITIONS

2017
A Retrospective of Eroticism, New York (Group Exhibit)
iPhotographer, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York (Group Exhibit)

2016
DiverCity, Lucie Foundation, MOPLA, Los Angeles (Group Exhibit)
Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York (Solo Exhibit)

2015
Human Nature, A Collaboration with Jaci Berkopec, Adorama Gallery, New York (Solo Exhibit)
The Classical Elements, Kinfolk Gallery, New York (Group Exhibit)
Slideluck Potshow, Chicago (Group Exhibit)

2014
Sheba Medical Benefit Gala hosted by Christie’s, under the auspices of the German Presidential couple, Berlin (Group Exhibit)
Photoworld 2014 Contest Winner Exhibition, Powerhouse Arena, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York (Group Exhibit)
“Feel Life” Summer Art Festival, Kate Shin Gallery, New York (Group Exhibit)

2013
“Flush”, Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York (Group Exhibit)
Shiseido & Clé De Peau, The Waterfall Mansion Gallery, New York (Group Exhibit)
Art Meets Fashion Art Festival, Brooklyn, New York (Group Exhibit)

2012
“Sex Cells”, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“Red, White and View”, Wix Lounge, New York  (Group Exhibit)

2011
“Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen”, Dash Gallery, New York  (Solo Exhibit)
Free Arts NYC Benefit, Chelsea Museum, New York  (Group Auction and Benefit)
“Beautiful Burn”, Fotocare, New York  (Group Exhibit)
The Hangar, Art Basel, Wynwood, Miami, FL. (Group Exhibit)
NY Monthly Photo Salon, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York
Miami International Airport (Group Exhibit)
“Altered Reality”, PWP Show, Calumet Photographic Gallery, New York  (Group Exhibit)
Photo Annual Awards, Teplice, Czech Republic (Group Exhibit)
TV show “Selling New York” on HGTV, New York

2010
heART for Haiti Benefit, Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York  (Group Auction and Benefit)
“Madamorfozes”, Vilnius, Lithuania (Group Exhibit)
McGuire Showroom, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“The Silhouette Photography Exhibition”, Brooklyn, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“My Secret Garden”, Kipton Gallery Wallstreet, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“Nue York”, Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert, France (Solo Exhibit)
“15 Artists”, Collective Gallery, New York  (Group Exhibit)
The American Friends of the Louvre Benefit, Whitney Payne Mansion, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“Urban Utopia”, KiptonART, Greene Street Gallery, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“Giant Puppet Project”, Royal Gardens, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Group Slideshow)

2009
“Favorite Pieces?”, Collective Gallery, New York  (Group Exhibit)
“Photo:Synthesis”, Greenhouse, New York  (Group Slideshow)
“The Colors of India”, Nirvana Lounge, New York  (Solo Exhibit)
“Femme Sexe”, Mansion (M2), New York  (Group Slideshow)
* Profoto Assistant – “Flight of Secada” wins November monthly contest featured in May 2010 issue of PDN Magazine

2008
“From Dungeons to Cornfields”, Touch, New York  (Solo Slideshow)
Slideluck Potshow, “The True Colors of India”, Berlin, Germany (Group Slideshow)
“A Vivid World”, Galérie Grace Teshima, Paris, France (Solo Exhibit)
* National Geographic France (October issue) – “Tickle the Groom” wins a photography contest for the 75th anniversary of Air France

2007
Floating Art Show, Providence, Rhode Island (Group Exhibit)
* PHOTO (France) – “Hearted” wins a Philips photography contest

2006
NY Art Festival, New York  (Group Exhibit)

2005
* Copa5 Community Artist Organization – Erica wins “Artist of the Year” award as well as “Artist of the Month (October)”

 

 

 

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