Outdoor displays, Market Square
3rd-29th May 2010
Simon Norfolk was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1963 and was educated in England. He worked for far-left publications specialising in work on anti-racist activities and fascist groups, in particular the British National Party. In 1994 he gave up photo journalism in favour of landscape photography.
Afghanistan: Afghanistan won a European Publisher’s Award, an award from the Foreign Press Club of America and was nominated for the Citibank prize. In 2004 Simon won the Infinity Award from the ICP in New York and in 2005 Le Prix Dialogue in Arles. His work appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine and the Guardian Weekend.
Major International Prizes/Recognition
- A Silver Award from the Association of Press Photographers
- Invited to give the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
- Association of Photographers’ Bursary JGS commission for Aperture magazine
- The Infinity Award from the International Centre for Photography in New York (for the Refugee Camp work in the New York Times Magazine.)
- Shortlisted for the Citibank Prize at the Photographer’s Gallery, London.
The Stuttgarter Fotobuchpreis. (for ‘Afghanistan; Chronotopia.’)
The Olivier Rebbot Award for ‘Best International Reporting’ from the Foreign Press Club of America (for the Afghanistan work in the New York Times Magazine.)
- The ‘Sani’ Prize from Photosynkyria, Thessaloniki, Greece. The European Publisher’s Award for Photography (for the book ‘Afghanistan: Afghanistan.’)
- A world Press Award.
A Silver award from the Association of Photographers.