PETER ANGELO SIMON has explored many forms of photographic expression in his wide-ranging career including ground-breaking fine art explorations of color and movement. His work has been featured in books, advertising campaigns, corporate communication, and magazines worldwide, including the New York Times magazine and Smithsonian. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.
Simon has a deep interest in capturing the working processes of creative people. This comes across powerfully in his studies of theater director Robert Wilson, painter George Deem, the founders of New York's Big Apple Circus and, of course, Muhammad Ali.
Simon co-produced the D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus documentary film, "Bessie: A Portrait of Bessie Schonberg". He pioneered innovative photo illustration imagery. His work has been widely recognized with awards including the Clio and Andy awards (in advertising) and from The Art Director's Club of New York, Art Direction, Magazine, Communication Arts, and the Eastman Kodak Epcot Center Professional Photographer's Awards. Books include Big Apple Circus (1978, Penguin), inclusion in Taschen's GOAT (2004), and the newly released Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974 (2016, RAP). He currently teaches photography in his studio in Brooklyn, New York.