Simon Fidelis

Photographer, Writer, and Volunteer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Simon Fidelis

Photographer, Writer, and Volunteer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Simon Fidelis is a Tanzanian born independent photojournalist and Documentary photographer; he spent most of his child hood traveling around Africa, Europe and the America, Fidelis attended Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at The Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. In 2018 he was awarded a honourable mention in East Africa Photography Award, 2015 he was commissioned in an exhibition“Now you see me now you don’t”at the Grand Cinema in Mannheim Germany.

His approach to photography express in depth his fascination of social responsibility, to development and improvement of the society where there is something remarkably challenging. His interest in photography started when working in a gallery, with The Goethe Institut Johannesburg’ since then he has been fascinated with the rhetoric of the images, using his creativity to explore the human condition and the world around him. This extends to his interest in theory, documentary and photojournalism.

He believes photography is about the concept and passion; all of his work has a reason, whether to inform, illuminates the cause, make a statement, discuss or argue - but always to provoke a reaction.

Fidelis is currently based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: working in independent projects and Freelancer Photographer. His intention is to use photography as medium of expression to enlighten problems in a society, hoping in advance to bring about social change, until equality and justice has prevailed.

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