Simon Green Photographer
Simon Green Photographer

Simon Green has been a photographer, filmmaker and artist, practicing and teaching for over 20 years. He is an Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries, holds a BA (Hons) in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, an MA in Fine Art, a PGCE, a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society and is an Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design. He works with still and moving image, across genres, predominantly in communities and with social enterprises and charities. Simon is currently director of Luminary Photography CIC running photography workshops, projects and exhibitions in disadvantaged communities.

Simon has been teaching and lecturing since the beginning of his career. His experience includes teaching photography and filmmaking in Further and Higher education, to vulnerable adults in the community, to medical students for the NHS, surveillance photography in the Army and running courses and workshops for individuals, groups and businesses as well as numerous talks, lectures and workshops for education, industry organisations, clubs and societies and one-to-one tuition.

Simon has a passion for photography as an art form and profession and the research and discussion of related subjects. He has a particular interest in photography’s impact on the art world, both historic and contemporary and how current technological developments are impacting photography education and the photography industry.

His current research explores approaches to teaching photography in further and higher education and the benefits of community photography projects. Other research projects include ‘The influence and impact of photography on twentieth century artists’ (2020) and ‘How has the current proliferation of photographic images on platforms such as social media changed the value of photography as art?’ (2021).

Simon lives in Sunderland in the North East of England.

Selected Exhibitions & Achievements

Portrait of Stanley, The Louisa Centre, Stanley (2023) – Photography Exhibition

Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design (2023)

Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries & Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (2023)

‘Sucker/Succour’ Group Exhibition, The Sunderland Pavillion of the Wrong Biennale (2022) – Art Exhibition

Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Sunderland (2022)

Award for Outstanding Studentship, University of Sunderland (2022)

‘Wear Bronze’
University of Sunderland Executive Collection (2022) – Permanent Art Exhibition

‘Bound’ (Short Film)
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival (2021) – Film Screening

MA Fine Art with Distinction, University of Sunderland (2021)

MA Fine Art Show, Group Exhibition, University of Sunderland (2021) – Art Exhibition

‘Where We Are Now’ Group Exhibition, The Winter Gardens & Museum, Sunderland (2021) – Art Exhibition

‘Through Soldier’s Eyes’ Group Exhibition, Bishop Auckland Town Hall (2021) – Art Exhibition

‘Sound’ Group exhibition, The Winter Gardens & Museum, Sunderland (2021) – Art Exhibition

‘Sound’ Group exhibition, The Bank Gallery, North Shields (2021) – Art Exhibition

Shrine NYC Online Group Show (2021) – Photography Exhibition

First Class BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, University of Sunderland (2020)

Hexham Philosophical and Literary Society (2019) – Photography Exhibition

‘Watling Wood’
Conny Art Festival, Consett & Blackhill Park
commissioned by Land of Oak and Iron (2019) – Photography Exhibition

‘Watling Wood’
Watling Wood, Leadgate (2019) – Photography Exhibition

‘Quinoa’ (Short Film) Runner-up
RTS Awards (2019) – Film Screening

Miss Communication (Short Film)
Newlyn Film Festival (2017) – Film Screening

‘This Is Stanley’
Annfield Plain Community Centre (2016) – Photography Exhibition

‘This Is Stanley’
Quaking Houses Community Centre (2016 – Present) – Photography Exhibition

‘This Is Stanley’
Stanley Civic Hall (2016) – Photography Exhibition / Film Screening
commissioned by Stanley Fringe / Stanley Town Council

‘Environmental Photographer of the Year’
Grizedale Forest, Ambleside (2016-2017) – Photography Exhibition

‘Environmental Photographer of the Year’
Royal Geographical Society, London (2016) – Photography Exhibition

‘Associate Qualification’
British Institute of Professional Photography (2008)

‘Landscape Photographer of The Year’
The Societies of Photographers (2006)

‘Army Photographic Competition Winners’
The National Army Museum, London (1999) – Photography Exhibition

‘Army Photographic Competition’
Winner Own Choice Category (1999)


’20 Days’ Self-published (2020)
‘Blood’ Self-published (2019)
‘This Is Stanley’ Self-Published (2016)