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 email@example.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:
Antigua & Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands*
Central Africa Republic
Chile (incl. Easter Island)
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Ecuador and The Galapagos
England (United Kingdom)*
Hong Kong (China)*
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint MartinSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Scotland (United Kingdom)
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British*
Virgin Islands, US*
Stopovers in Dubai, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Togo