ABOUT SIMON

One of the UK's leading theatre photographers, SIMON ANNAND is renowned for his remarkable and unique portraits of some of the world’s most famous actors.

Simon has photographed productions and performers extensively for nearly four decades, working with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court and many other leading theatre producers. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the V&A Museum, and at galleries in Paris, New York, Berlin, Moscow and China.

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CATE BLANCHETT, The Present, Ethel Barrymore Theater, 2017; © Simon AnnandCate Blanchett, The Present, Ethel Barrymore Theater, 2017; Photo: Simon Annand
“It is as difficult to capture actors and creative teams in unselfconscious action as it is to arrest birds in flight. Simon’s aim is to illuminate the process in a way that invites an understanding in the viewer. But there lies Simon’s skill. He is inside this process with his subjects. His sensitivity to atmosphere is, quite simply, astonishing.”
CATE BLANCHETT