WENDY E. SIMMONS

 

Wendy's photographic style is mindful, compassionate, and honest, driven by intuition, insatiable curiosity, and her love of storytelling. 

Growing up in the embassy-land of Washington, D.C. gave Wendy the unique world view of experiencing other cultures through a day-to-day lens. This not only ignited her profound wanderlust but fuels her desire to capture images that convey a message about the world. 

Her respect and empathy for people and cultures, and keen ability to meaningfully engage with both, allows her to capture intimate, authentic moments that reveal rich commentaries beyond the frame. Her vulnerability and willingness to expose herself endows her photographs with the power to convey the commonality of the human experience, from a unique point of view.

Wendy's photographs have been the subject of solo and juried shows and competitions in the U.S. and internationally, and have been published in media outlets worldwide, including a photo essay in Travel & Leisure magazine. 

Her first book, "My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth" (Rosetta Books, 2016; Simon & Schuster 2017), which has sold over 15,000 copies, was named "one of 19 travel photography books that will change the way you see the world," by AOL.com. Her writing has also been published in Travel & Leisure, Huffington Post, PopSugar, OnMogul, MSN,Yahoo, and other outlets.

Despite her hatred for packing, Wendy has traveled to approximately 100 countries across all seven continents, so far, and hopes to explore the whole world. 

Wendy currently calls New Orleans Garden District home. 

She can be reached via email at wendy@vendeloo.com.

For more information on her book, My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth, please visit myholidayinnorthkorea.com

To date, Wendy has traveled to the following places. Those marked with an asterisk, she has gone to two or more times:

 

Antarctica

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina*

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Bahamas*

Belize*

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil*

British Virgin Islands*

Canada*

Central Africa Republic

Chad

Chile (incl. Easter Island)

China*

Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Republic of

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curacao

Czech Republic

Djibouti

Ecuador and The Galapagos

Egypt

England (United Kingdom)*

Eritrea

Ethiopia*

France*

Greece

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Hong Kong (China)*

Hungary

India*

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel*

Italy*

Japan*

Jordan

Kenya*

Leeward Islands*

Martinique

Mexico*

Moldova

Monaco

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Netherlands

Netherland Antilles

Nicaragua

North Korea 

Norway

Palestine

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico*

Romania

Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint MartinSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

Scotland (United Kingdom)

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

Somaliland

South Africa*

South Korea*

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Spain*

Tanzania

Thailand

Transnistria

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Vatican City

Venezuela

Virgin Islands, British*

Virgin Islands, US*

Stopovers in Dubai, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Togo

 

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