Matilde Simas

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Matilde Simas is a photographer from Boston, MA. Interested in the intersection of art, audience engagement and social change, Matilde leverages the power of visual storytelling to inform, provoke discussions, and inspire action. Her work on human trafficking has been widely exhibited by various UN agencies. Beyond photography, Matilde is passionate about volunteering and traveling.  When she doesn’t have a camera in her hands, it’s probably because she’s planning her next journey.

Matilde Simas is a documentary photographer based in Boston. She graduated from Suffolk University with a B.S. in Psychology and Women’s Study and attended Rhode Island School Design to study digital photography.

As a photographer and filmmaker, she traveled to more than 50 countries and early on started to fully commit herself to human rights and the fight against violations of the rights of women and children. Since 2017, she has been a member of the organization “Capture Humanity”.

Matilde’s global work as a photographer is guided from a humanitarian perspective and includes a long-term documentary project on human trafficking and advocacy for specialized services for exited survivors to live sustainable lives. She uses storytelling to inform, provoke discussion and inspire action.

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Many of Matilde Simas‘s beautiful images appear throughout World Footprints on these articles:

Saving a Species: Palm Oil, Orangutans, and the Leuser Ecosystem

Human Trafficking in Kenya: A Nonprofit Takes Aim

Bringing Mobility and Hope to the Philippines

A look through the lens of a humanitarian photographer

Radio Shows featuring Matilde Simas

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Pictures of Humanity, Traveling Through Depression

On this show World Footprints discusses the power of travel to generate social change and heal depression with two amazing guests. Matilde Simas is an award-winning documentary photographer who uses her gifts to generate social change. Her work focuses on human rights, people affected by trauma, and endangered ecosystems. Matilde … Read more  

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