About

Simon Green has been a photographer, filmmaker and artist, practicing and teaching for over 20 years. He works with still and moving image, across genres. His work includes short films such as Deadlift #16913 (2019) and Bound (2019), social documentary projects such as 20 Days (2019) and This Is Stanley (2016). His year long project Breathe (2021) explores the boundaries between art and photography with a large body of work that includes still image, video and sound. The ongoing project Habitat includes images from countries including China, Croatia, North Africa and Australia, exploring the places that we live. His current photography project Precipitation explores change and continuity. Simon also undertakes commercial photography commissions and advises businesses on all areas of media and image making.

Simon has been teaching and lecturing since the beginning of his career, running courses in the contextual, theoretical and practical aspects of photography and filmmaking. He is currently designing and delivering photography courses at Houghall College in Durham, advising businesses for the University of Sunderland’s Enterprise Place and running workshops for Durham County Council. His previous experience includes teaching photography and filmmaking at University and College level, teaching vulnerable adults in the community, teaching 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. His recent 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.

For commercial photography, see Simon’s commercial photography website at www.SR4Photography.com

Selected Exhibitions & Achievements

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

‘Breathe’
Shrine NYC Online Group Show (2021) – Photography Exhibition

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

‘Habitat’
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)

Publications

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