SIMON BURCH

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1964 near Belfast, Ireland, Simon Burch was introduced to art by his father, a landscape painter. “ We had impromptu days off school, regular visits from artist friends, the excitement of exhibition openings ,” he says, “ and I soon realized that I wanted to have a creative life.” After studying architecture and living for a few years as a painter, Simon Burch bought himself a camera. Photography was then to become his mode of artistic expression as well as his profession. As an assistant to a photographer in London, he began learning this new art form, before going on to set up his own studio in Dublin in 1994. He studied and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in photography. Over the past twenty-five years he has switched between professional work for companies and his own, more personal projects, such as his photos of Mont Blanc. His work has been recognised internationally; he has won two EPICA Awards and a silver medal at the Association of Photographers Awards in 2004. This recognition is not due to chance: “ I have always believed that if you work hard and give your best, ” he says, “ then good things happen .”  ... See more See less

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