News
Matilde Simas is on a global mission | ABC WCVB 5​​​​​​​
Publications
Bringing Trafficking Survivors Out of the Shadows | Sarah Ferguson, UNICEF USA, March 5, 2021
Helping Trafficking Survivors Out Of The Shadows | Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, March 8, 2021
Matilde Simas is called to listen to survivors | Amanda Arnold, PPA Magazine, June 2020
A look through the lens of a humanitarian photographer | Jessica Barrett, World Footprints, July 2020
How to tell ethical and empowering stories | Darshel Diaz, PWB Magazine, July 2020
Hidden: Retratos de escravatura dos tempos modernos | Ana Marques Maia, P3 July 2020
Matilde Simas 'captures humanity' through her images | Darshel Diaz, PWB, January 2020
The story of women refugees in Uganda | Livanya Gramoney, Reclamation Magazine, May 2020
Bringing mobility to the Philippines | Jessica Barrett, World Footprints, October 2019
Saving a species: Palm oil, orangutans, and the Leuser | Jessica Barrett, World Footprints, July 2019
Bringing atrocities out of the shadows | Terry Date, The Eagle Tribune, January 2019
Bringing atrocities out of the shadows | Terry Date, The ANDOVERS Magazine, Winter 2019
Roads to recovery | Elena Stanciu, PETRIe Manifesto, 2019
Shedding light on human trafficking | Jeannie Pearson, PWB Magazine, January 2019
Human trafficking in Kenya: A nonprofit takes aim | Jessica Barrett, World Footprints, October 2018
Selected photography honors & distinctions
Festival of Ethical Photography | Let me be Brave: Stories of Limb Loss | Nonprofit World Shortlist
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020Hidden from Society | Gold — people/children 
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020 | Children with a Disability Hidden from Society |HM — editorial/ photo essay
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020 | The ForgottenHM — people/portrait
Lucie Foundation International Photography Award 2020| In Shadow: Child TraffickingSilver  —Social Cause
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2020Philippines: Children Living in Perpetual Invisibility | State of the World Prize
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2020 | The Truth about Albinism in Annual Report | Bronze
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2020 | Philippines: Children Living in Perpetual Invisibility in Press/FeaturePress/Feature Story
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2020 | South Sudan’s Child Soldier | HM  Portraiture/Other
Moscow International Foto Award 2020 | Dead Vlei Trees | Gold   Nature / Trees 
Black & White Magazine 2020 l Student in Medan, Indonesia  |Children's Portrait Winner 
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 | Human Trafficking Philippines | Silver  — Editorial Personality 
UNICEF Photo of the Year 2019 | Human Trafficking in the Philippines HM 
Lucie Foundation International Photo Award 2019| Living with Albinism | Silver — Social Cause
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019 | FGM | State of the World Prize 
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019 | Maasai Custom: FGM |Silver — Annual Reports 
International Color Awards 2018 | Wildlife, Male orangutan
International Color Awards 2018 | People, Maasai Custom: FGM
Lucie Foundation International Photography Award 2018 | FGM | Gold  Social Cause
Lucie Foundation International Photography Award 2018 | Culture + Traditions | HM — FGM
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018 | Faces Behind Atrocity | Bronze  — Book 
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018| Maasai Custom: FGM | Bronze — People 
Lucie Foundation International Photo Award 2017 | Faces Behind Atrocity | Silver — Social Cause
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2017| Faces Behind Atrocity | HM 
Black and White Magazine 2017 | Portfolio Award 
Black and White Magazine 2015 | Portfolio Award 

COLLECTIONS 
ArtWorks for Freedom | Faces Behind Atrocity 
African Union | Collection | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Boston Children’s Hospital | International Gallery | Collection | Boston, USA

EXHIBITS
Atlas of Humanity | Galerie Joseph Le Marais Paris, May 2021​​​​​​​
TIFA Winners Exhibition | Group Exhibition | Owada Gallery | Tokyo, Japan 2020
Best of Show Exhibition |Moscow Photo Center | Moscow, Russia, 2020​​​​​​​
ForeMost l State if the World PX3 l Group Exhibition | Hotel Collective Naha l Okinawa, Japan, 2020
New Bedford Art Museum | Solo Exhibition | New Bedford, MA 2020
Portland International Jetport | Solo Exhibition | Portland Maine, 2019-2020
Atlas of Humanity | Group Exhibition | Galerie Joseph Le Marais Paris, 2019
State of the World PX3 | Leica | Taipei, Taiwan, 2019​​​​​​​  
State of the World PX3 | Group Exhibition | Paris, 2019 
Engine Gallery | Solo Exhibition | Biddeford, ME, 2019 
SDN Bronx Documentary Center | Group Exhibition | NYC, 2018
MIT | Solo Exhibition | Cambridge, MA, 2018 
University of New Hampshire | Solo Exhibition | Durham, NH, 2018
Re:Artiste | Group exhibition | New York City, 2018 
ICA Gallery at TIFA | Group exhibition | Tokyo, Japan, 2018
Kenya National Archives at UNODC | Solo exhibition | Nairobi, Kenya, 2017
Kenya National Archives at IOM | Solo exhibition | Nairobi, Kenya, 2017 
Art to End Slavery at KOBO Trust | Group exhibition | Nairobi, Kenya, 2017

FILM AWARDS 
Best Documentary Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, 2018

Best Short Documentary Docs Without Borders Film Festival, 2018

Outstanding Excellence in Social Issues Docs Without Borders Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection, DC Web Festival, 2018 

Judge's Choice Award, Human Trafficking Film Festival, 2018

People's Choice Award, Human Trafficking Film Festival, 2018

TALKS | Panel Discussions
Guest for Good | Harvard University
Social Documentary Network | Boston
Photography Matters | Northampton Center for the Arts 
Human Trafficking in Kenya | Boston University 
Photography for Social Change | Dean College
Photography for Social Change | Mentari | NYC
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