Matilde Simas is a Photographers Without Borders Ambassador and freelance visual storyteller, whose photography straddles the line between fine art and documentary work. She received a BA in Liberal Arts and Science from Suffolk University and attended the Rhode Island School of Design to study digital photography.
Partnering with non-profit organizations, Matilde has traveled to over 40 countries, bearing witness to the enduring power of the human spirit. Recently she has turned her lens to compelling African wildlife stories, such as attempts to save Kenya’s last remaining Big Tuskers from extinction and documenting the lives of African rangers protecting wildlife.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Simas exhibits her work regularly in solo shows, and her fine art prints are included in numerous private and corporate collections; including the Boston Children’s Hospital International Gallery displayed in Boston and Waltham, MA. Though the majority of her photos appear in humanitarian organization collateral, her images have appeared in publications such as Photographers Without Borders magazine and Black and White magazine. Her client roster includes: Genesis Fund Boston, MA, Foundation for Puerto Rico, Big Life Africa, HAART Foundation, Kenya.