About Simone


Simone Sapienza (b.1990) is a documentary photographer, graduated in 2016 in Documentary Photography (First Class with Hons) from the University of South Wales – Newport.

In September 2018, his first photobook CHARLIE SURFS ON LOTUS FLOWERS has been published by AKINA Books.

He has received several international prizes awarded by The British Journal of Photography, PDN, Photographic Museum of Humanity, amongst others. His pictures have been published on several magazines such as Monopol, The British Journal of Photography, Io Donna, New Republic, PDN, La Stampa, Al Jazeera, La Repubblica, Vogue Italia and others. Simone has been exhibited and displayed worldwide in festivals, shows, screenings, such as JaipurPhoto, Fotoleggendo, BJP Breakthrough, Bitume Photofest, Pingyao Festival, Thessaloniki Photobiennale and many others listed below.

In 2015 he has co-founded Gazebook – Sicily Photobook Festival, while since 2016 he is aboard Minimum in Palermo, where he lives with his partner and their daughter.

Age 29
Nationality Italian
Born in Siracusa, Italy
Based in Palermo, Italy
Languages spoken English, Italian
Specialisations Editorial, Travel, Documentary

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Current Location: Palermo, Italy