November 30, 2015

two honorable mentions

happy to receive two honourable mentions at Neutral Density Photography Awards, 2015 edition:
Fine Art / Abstract: The Inner Invisible
Nature / Wildlife: Tauromaquia…/n…/non-professional/honorable-mentions

November 20, 2015

Interview on 14&15 Mobile Photographers

A talk about my Aboard project on 14&15 Mobile Photographers:!Talks-with-Simona-Bonanno/colb/564e49260cf2867955405826

November 12, 2015

Fotofever 2015

Charlet Photographies presents 5 prints of my work The Inner Invisible at Fotofever Paris! 
Fotofever Art Fair, Carrousel Du Louvre 13-15 Nov 2015. Stand A3.

discover our stand with the virtual tour of the fair:

October 22, 2015

First place category winner!

A selection of my work Aboard is 1st place winner in Advertising Travel/Tourism at Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 (MIFA)!
Aboard_32 At Sea, 2015. A man checking his smartphone during the navigation.

Links > MIFA website | MIFA Winner gallery | Aboard gallery

September 28, 2015

IPA's 2015 results!

I'm honored to announce that two of my works have been awarded with the honorable mentions at the prestigious International Photography Award, 2015 edition:

Aboard People - Lifestyle category (series)
Special - Travel/Tourism category (series and single image).
Ordinary World Fine Art - Abstract category (series).

Special - Travel/Tourism

People - Lifestyle and Special - Travel/Tourism

Fine Art / Abstract

September 18, 2015

Article and Interview on CNN

I'm excited to announce that a selection of my series Aboard has been featured on CNN photos, with an interview by Melody Smith discussing my work. The project continues to explore life of passengers and crews I have encountered over several cruises.
Hope you will enjoy it! 

August 28, 2015

August 26, 2015

Best of Photography Contest

My photo Aunt Sara / Eclipse has won the honorable mention at Best of Photography Contest 2015 (Photographer's Forum Magazine)

see the galleries >>>

July 30, 2015

Photographer of the Day

My work Aboard has been featured in Resource Magazine's Photographer of the Day series!
Enjoy the article and my little interview!

July 23, 2015

featured on Lens Culture

My Aboard project has been published on Lens Culture website and selected as Editors' Pick, Explore Categories / B&W.

"Beneath the endless parade of buffets and lazy afternoon shuffleboard games, life on a cruise ship contains a mysterious anonymity, a unifying (defacing?) feeling of being lost in the crowd—"on this floating city, we become one."

the project: Aboard: Cruise Ship Anonymity
my profile: Simona Bonanno

June 24, 2015

good news from Siena!

After two judging rounds, I'm excited to announce that one photo of my Aboard project is finalist at the Siena International Photo Awards

Finalists will be published on the SIPA's website early July.
Winners will be announced in Siena, on October 31st. Fingers crossed!

May 11, 2015

White Competition / PX3

some of my The Inner Invisible photos have won an honorable mention at PX3 White Competition, abstract category.

HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
Simona Bonanno  of Italy was Awarded in category for the entry entitled, " The inner Invisible ." The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
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May 5, 2015

The Best Photos of the Year 2015

Some of my photos are among the best photos of the year 2015 at Kolga Award (One Shot category, Geocell One Shot category and Geocell Series category)
They are now exhibited in Tblisi, Georgia, during the Kolga Tblisi Photo festival, may 2015.

Look at the Kolga Tblisi Photo 2015 catalogue pages 118, 374 and 377!

May 4, 2015

Kolga Award 2015

Some of my photos are among the best photos of the year at Kolga Award 2015!
They are now exhibited at "The best photos of the year KOLGA AWARD 2015 EXHIBITION" in Kostava Str. Hotel "Rooms", Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Kolga Tblisi Photo.

May 3, 2015


One of my photo is finalist at the 3rd Zebra Awards, People and Animals category.
Look at the gallery:

April 20, 2015

Photo exhibition in California

In the Mood: Photography and Everyday
curated by Stacey McCurroll Cutshaw
Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography
University of La Verne, California
April 20 - May 29, 2015
In the Mood: Photography and the Everyday explores how photography translates everyday experiences through a selection of images prompted by some of the intimate activities—including eating, sleeping, imagining, laughing, and crying—that shape the moments of daily life. The exhibition aims to present a modest portrait of the experience of everyday life conveyed through the photographic lens, and includes the work of four international contemporary photographers: Simona Bonanno, Goseong Choi, Noah Kalina, and Joann Pai.
Marking the 25th anniversary of the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, In the Mood: Photography and the Everyday is the final exhibition of the academic year.

Six photographs of my Ordinary World series will be there.

March 22, 2015

3 honorable mentions

Three of my photographs have been awarded with the honorable mentions at the 2014 IPA's One-Shot Competition: Home (Place, People, Perception)

Visit the IPA's honorable mentions page

Place honorable mention
Person honorable mention
Perception honorable mention

February 17, 2015

Gallery representation

I'm delighted to announce my collaboration with Domnique Charlet, a well experienced photography agent. Charlet Photographies (, a gallery of contemporary photography, represents me in the France market from February 2015.

Click here to join Simona Bonanno on Charlet Photographies and purchase one of the fine art prints of the amazing The Inner Invisible series!