Stephanie Simcox is a socially concerned Sydney based photographer who is committed to working with not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad on local development studies such as such as housing, equality and health. She is also a dedicated fine art photographer. Recently returning from Kenya and Uganda as chief photographer for Action Aids ‘AACES campaign’ her photographs have received international attention, including nominations for the National Portrait Prize 2016 and 2017, the Maggie Diaz portrait prize 2016, duo magazine portrait prize 2016, Head On and the winner of the Canon Shine awards. She is named one of the '30 under 30' international female photographers 2016

Selected Experience

2017- Facilitated, assistant curated and hosted the Emerging Photographer Awards at SunStudios Australia.

2016- Chief Photographer for ActionAid Australia AACES farming campaign in  Kenya and Uganda

2016 – Gunawirra Centre, Rozelle. Documenting women, children and community space. A not-for-profit organization made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals working side by side for fundamental improvements in the life of Aboriginal families, their infants and children.

2015- Ongoing Unfinished Photographer group Facilitator and presenter. A Quarterly event to show, discuss and refine photographic series within a large group of both experienced and new photographers.  (ongoing)

2015 – Chief photographer for Action Aids Safe cities for Women Campaign –     Bangladesh and Cambodia

2014 – Official Mardi Gras Sydney Photographer and Press liaison

2010-2014 Le coq Sportif and Deus Ex Machina sponsored Documentry

 Photographer for the worlds Hardcourt bike polo championships, Florida,

 Geneva, Seattle, Berlin

Online reporter and photographer for Treadlie Magazine Florida

2013 – Support Officer at Villawood Detention center Sydney. Arts/program   developer and worker in aid of trauma relief.

2011 - Assist curator for the refugee project exhibition

2010 – Manager for Trauma relief teams on Christmas Island. Programs developer including Art, English, dance, cultural night and Sport. Teaching Fine Art, yoga, dance and sport.

2010 – Official photographer Official Photographer for First meeting of states

 Parties to ban cluster munitions, Laos PDR –Thjs included living in Laos and

working with international delegates and the UN. As well as documenting the

 opening and closing ceremonies I was responsible for covering all presentations

and side events. It also involved visiting remote communities in the far south of

Vientiane and documenting the impact of UXOs, food and sustainability,

education and also access.


2010-    Photographer for Handicap International In laos - This involved remote

travel and living. Documenting villages and individuals. Working with

development officers to enlighten and bring aid and teach outsiders about LaosPDR


2014 and 2016 – Oculi Master course in photojournalism

2009- Certificate IV in Photomedia

2006 – Bachelor of Fine Arts –The National Art School

2003 – Higher School Certificate – Korowal, Blue Mountains

2002 – Summer drawing school scholoarship National Art School

Selected Prizes And Exhibition

2017 – Finalist -The National Porttrait Prize. On tour Australia Wide

2016 -  Finalist -The National Porttrait Prize. On tour Australia Wide

2016 – Announced one of 30 under 30 international Female photographers

2016 – Duo Magazine Portrait Prize Finalist

2016 – Coterie Group Show – Danks street Gallery

2015 – Finialist Maggie Diaz Prize for female photographers

2014 – Winner Canon Shine award

2011 – Head on Finalist

2011 – Shutter speed group show

2009 – Skin, solo Show

2006 – National Art School Graduate Show

2003 – Young photographer of the year – Blue Mountains

2002 – Young photographer of the year – Blue Mountains