Matilde Simas is a documentary photographer based in Boston. Partnering with non-profit organizations, Simas has traveled to over 40 countries, bearing witness to the enduring power of the human spirit. Simas is passionate about how photography can be used for social change, how it is essential to storytelling, and enables social change groups and organizations to demonstrate their impact.
Matilde was awarded the 2017 Lucie Foundation International Photography Award under the category of Social Cause and one of the recipients of the 2017 Black and White Portfolio Award. Her fine art prints are included in numerous private and corporate collections, including the African Union, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Organization for Migration. Though the majority of her photos appear in humanitarian organization collateral, her images have appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Black & White Magazine and Professional Photographers Magazine.