Born: 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lives in Hove and Kabul.



Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over twenty years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or the test-launching of nuclear missiles. Time’s layeredness in the landscape is an ongoing fascination of his.


His work has been widely recognised: he has won The Discovery Prize at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2005; The Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; and he was winner of the European Publishing Award, 2002. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Citibank Prize now known as the Deutsche Börse Prize and in 2013 he won the Prix Pictet Commission. He has won multiple World Press Photo and Sony World Photography awards.


He has produced four monographs of his work including 'Afghanistan: Chronotopia' (2002) which was published in five languages; 'For Most Of It I Have No Words' (1998) about the landscapes of genocide; and 'Bleed' (2005) about the war in Bosnia. His most recent is 'Burke + Norfolk; Photographs from the War in Afghanistan.' (2011).


He has work held in major collections such as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Getty in Los Angeles as well as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Wilson Centre for Photography and the Sir Elton John Collection. His work has been shown widely and internationally from Brighton to Ulaanbaatar and in 2011 his 'Burke + Norfolk' work was one of the first ever photography solo shows at Tate Modern in London.


He has been described by one critic as 'the leading documentary photographer of our time. Passionate, intelligent and political; there is no one working in photography that has his vision or his clarity.' He is currently running at a pretty nifty Number 44 on 'The 55 Best Photographers of all Time. In the History of the World. Ever. Definitely.'


'Shroud', Breda Foto, Breda, The Netherlands

'Lost Capital', The COVID-19 Visual Project / Cortona on the Move

'Lost Capital', Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USA   view


'Shroud', Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USA

'Crime Scenes', Cortona on the Move, Cortona, Italy


'Genocidio, Paisaje y Memoria,' Sala del Pabellón de Mixtos, Pamplona, Spain
'Genocidio, Paisaje y Memoria,' Museo de Fotografía, Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, Spain

'The Chaos & the Calm,' Bratislava, Slovakia


'When I am Laid in Earth,' f2 Fotofestival, Dortmund, Germany
'Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide,' Yerevan, Armenia


'Under London', Museum of London, UK

'Burke & Norfolk,' Galerie Le Carré d'Art, Rennes, France


'Stratographs,' Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USA

'Stratographs,' Benrubi Gallery, New York, USA

'Time Taken,' Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK


A Disaster Season,' Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

'Burke & Norfolk: Photographs From the War in Afghanistan,' Stimultania Pole de Photographie, Strasbourg, France

'Burke & Norfolk' 'Dirty Hands,' Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China

'Burke & Norfolk' T.R.I.P Travel Routes in Photography, Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy

'Burke & Norfolk' 'War & Memory' Sori Arts Centre, Jeonbuk Art Centre, Jeonju, South Korea

'Full Spectrum Dominance: Missiles, Rockets & Satellites in America,' Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, S.Korea


'Burke & Norfolk,' Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland 

'Burke & Norfolk,' Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK 

'Burke & Norfolk,' Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France

'Burke & Norfolk,' 'Imaging History' FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium

'For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory,' Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía, Andalusian Dept of Culture, Andalucía, Spain

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fenosa, Coruña, Spain


'Burke & Norfolk,' Tate Modern, London, UK


'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Guernsey Photo Festival, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK

'Simon Norfolk,' Andulsian Centre of Photography, Almeria, Spain

'I'm sorry Dave...' 'BIP 2010 (OUT OF) CONTROL,' 7th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts Liège, Belgium


Blenheim Oaks,' Garden of the Year Award Photographic Exhibition at Blenheim Palace, HHA and Christies, London, UK

'Full Spectrum Dominance,' 'Manifest Destiny,' Moeller Fine Art, Berlin, Germany


'Full Spectrum Dominance,' New York Photo Festival, NYC, USA

'Simon Norfolk,' MACUF – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Unión Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain

'Beirut: How Did You Come to Smell of Smoke and Fire?' Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USA


'Et in Arcadia ego,' Illinois Holocaust Museum, Chicago, USA

I'm Sorry Dave...' La Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium

'I'm Sorry Dave...' McBride Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

'Archaeological Treasures from the Tigris Valley,' Le Theatre Royal de Namur, Belgium

'Et in Arcadia ego,' Ogilvy and Mather, New York, USA

'Et in Arcadia ego,' The Halsey Gallery of the College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA

'I Met a Traveller From an Antique Land', Benrubi Gallery, New York, USA


'Et in Arcadia ego,' Russian Academy of Fine ArtsMoscow

'I'm Sorry Dave...' The AoP Gallery, London, UK

'Et in Arcadia ego,' Shanghai Art Museum, China

'Welcome to the Hotel Africa,' Lavitt's Quay & Sirus Arts Centre, (Main photo show of Cork: European City of Culture 2005), Ireland


'Et in Arcadia Ego,' Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

'Refuge: the First Safe Place,' Sirius Arts Centre, Cork European City of Culture 2005, Ireland

'Et In Arcadia ego,' Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, USA

'Eastern Bosnia and Northern Normandy,' The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

'Bleed' Rencontres Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

'Utah, Omaha, Gold, Sword, Juno.' Galerie Martin Kudlek, Köln, Germany

'Goaf,' Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


'Scenes from a Liberated Iraq,' FotoFest, Houston, USA

'Scenes from a Liberated Iraq,' Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA, USA

'Conflicted Landscapes,' The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA


'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Citibank Prize, The Photographers' GalleryLondon, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Citibank Prize, Photo EspañaMadrid, Spain

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Citibank Prize, Museum Kunst PalastDusseldorf, Germany

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Fotofestival Naarden, The Netherlands

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' 2nd International Photography Festival, Rome, Italy

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Belfast Exposed, Belfast, N. Ireland

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' The Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Trace Gallery, Weymouth, Dorset , UK


'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Minneapolis Center for Photography, Minneapolis, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The British Council, London, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool,UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Photofusion Gallery, London, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany 'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Gallerie FOTO, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Florence Photography Festival, Florence, Italy

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Sani Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Griffin Center for Photography, Boston, MA, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' Galerie Martin Kudlek, Köln, Germany

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' The Halsey Gallery at The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia,' FotoFest, Houston, TX, USA

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Photosynkyria, Thessaloniki, Greece

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX, USA

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Minneapolis Center for Photography

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Imperial War Museum, London, UK


'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' 5th International Fototage, Herten, Germany


'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Nederlands Foto InstituteRotterdam, The Netherlands

'For Most Of It I Have No Words,' Impressions Gallery, York, UK


"Shelters and Shacks', Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, USA

'Civilization: The Way We Live Now, Jut Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan


'Civilization: The Way We Live Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK


'Civilization: The Way We Live Now, Musei San Domenico - Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì, Forli, Italy


'Montagnes (du Liban au Kenya)', Stimultania,  Strasbourg, France

'Civilization: Quelle Époque!, Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille, France


'Civilization: Photography Now', Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

'About This', Daejeon Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Daejeon, Korea 


'Afghanistan, the World's Battlefield', Ancienne école primaire Alain Chartier, Bayeaux, France

'Meltdown' ('Shroud'), Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria

'Meltdown' ('Shroud'), Horniman Museum, London, UK

'Civilization: The Way We Live Now', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

'Changing Views, 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse', Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'We Love Photography! 20 Jahre Art Collection Deutsche Börse', 'Deutsche Börse Fotografiemuseum, Eschborn, Germany

'Civilization: The Way We Live Now', Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

'Afghanistan; The Endless War', WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


'AOP50: Images that Defined the Age. Celebrating 50 Years of the Association of Photographers,' London, UK

'When I am Laid In Earth,'GETXOPHOTO', Getxo, Spain

'When Records Melt,' UNSEEN', Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'Civilization: The Way We Live Now,' Gwacheon, South Korea


'Aftermath; The Fallout of War,' The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, USA

'The Image as Question,' Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

'Seen on Earth,' Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria

'When I am Laid In Earth,' Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia

'Arena,' Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen, The Netherlands

'Aftermath; The Fallout of War,' The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Also toured to: Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Neuberger Art Museum, New York, USA


'Conflict, Time, Photography,' Museum FolkwangEssen Germany

'Conflict, Time, Photography,' Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden Germany

'Constructing Worlds,'  The Swedish Centre of Architecture and Design Stockholm, Sweden

'Constructing Worlds,'  Museo ICO Madrid, Spain

'The New York Times Magazine Photographs,' Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, USA

'Format Photography Festival,' Derby, UK (Time Taken)

'Human Nature: 15 years German Börse Art Collection Deutsche Börse,' Düsseldorf

'Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography,' Dhaka, Bangladesh (Burke & Norfolk)

'Alt. +1000 Festival de Fotographie,' Geneva, Switzerland (Time Taken)

Fotonoviembre Festival, Tenerife, Spain (Time Taken)

World Press Photo Exhibition, Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland (When I am Laid in Earth)
Lianzhou Photo Festival, Guangdong Province, Lianzhou, China (When I am Laid in Earth)
'Traces of Disorder', Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt, Germany
Sony World Photography Awards,' PIP Festival,  Pingyao, China (When I am Laid in Earth)

Sony World Photography Awards,' PHOTO Beijing, China (When I am Laid in Earth)
Sony World Photography Awards,' Liushui Museum of Photography, China (When I am Laid in Earth)
'A Fistful of Degrees,', Galerie les Bains Révélateurs, Roubaix, France (When I am Laid in Earth)
'Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art,' Washington DC, USA (When I am Laid in Earth)


'Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age,' Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (Chronotopia)

'Conflict, Time, Photography,' Tate Modern, London, UK (Chronotopia)

'30 Years of the New York Times Magazine,' Aperture Gallery New York, USA

'The Sensory War 1914 – 2014,' Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (Chronotopia)

'Second Sight - David Kronn Collection,' Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (Chronotopia)

'Human Nature: 15 years,' German Börse Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Eschborn, Germany

'The Tourism of War,' London College of Communication, London, UK

'Nuit de l'Année,' Les Rencontres d'Arles, France (When I am Laid in Earth) 'The Best of 25 Years at Blue Sky,' Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, USA


'Sony World Photography Awards,' Somerset House, London, UK (Burke & Norfolk)

'Landmark: The fields of Photography,' Somerset House, London, UK (Skyfallen)

'30 Years of the New York Times Magazine', Sala Gasco Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile

'War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and it's Aftermath,' The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA (Normandy Beaches)

'War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and it's Aftermath' Annenberg Space of Photography, Los Angeles

'War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and it's Aftermath' The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Alt. +1000 Festival de Fotographie, Geneva, Switzerland (Time Taken)

'Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic Responses to Conflict,' The Herbert Gallery, Coventry, UK


'30 Years of the New York Times Magazine,' Palau Robert Museum, Barcelona, Spain

'War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and it's Aftermath,' Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (Normandy Beaches)

'30 Years of the New York Times Magazine,' Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present,' The National Gallery, London, UK (Burke & Norfolk)

'Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present,' CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain (Burke & Norfolk)

'Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present,' CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain (Burke & Norfolk)

'GuatePhoto International Photography Festival 2012,' Guatemala City, Guatemala (Burke & Norfolk)


'Continuity,' International Group Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia (Burke & Norfolk)
New Delhi Photography Festival,' New Delhi, India (Burke & Norfolk film) 

'30 Years of the New York Times Magazine,' Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

(CERN) 'Collateral Damage,' Look 11 Festival, Liverpool, UK (Full Spectrum Dominance)

Belfast Photo Festival University of Ulster N. Ireland (Full Spectrum Dominance)

'Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera,' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA 

'Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera,' Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

'Conflict, Conservation and Contemplation' Metal Culture, Southend and Liverpool, UK (Refugees) 

'Migration and Nomadic Living in 21st Century,' Backlight Photo Festival Tampere, Finland (Refugees)


'Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera' Tate Modern, London (Ascension Island and Full Spectrum Dominance)

'What We're Collecting Now: Constructed Spaces,' George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA


'Fall Out: War and Conflict,' British Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

'AOP Gallery Summer Exhibition,' London, UK (Blenheim Oaks)

'Tilt,' Breda International Photo Festival, Breda, The Netherlands (CERN)

'*20,' Hereford Photography Festival , Hereford, UK (Full Spectrum Dominance)

'FotoGrafia,' Festival Internazionale di Roma, Italy 

'REVIVE,' Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, UK (Full Spectrum Dominance)

'Human Conditions,' Noorderlicht Photo FestivalGroningen, The Netherlands (Full Spectrum Dominance) 

'Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia di Brescia,' Italy (Afghanistan 2001) 

'The Brighton Photo Biennale,' Brighton, UK (Baghdad)


'Beautiful Suffering, Photography And the Traffic in Pain'. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA

'Dark Shade, Light of Hope,' Chung-pa Gallery, Seoul, Korea 
'Dark 'Shade, Light of Hope,' The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

' Aftershock,' Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich, UK

'Ingenuity' (Engineering in Photography). The Calouste Gulbenkian, Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

'Loaded Landscapes,' Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA

'How We Are: Photographing Britain' Tate Britain, London, UK


'Break 2.4,' International Art Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

'post-doc,' Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece

'Night of the Museums' Stifftung Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt, Germany

'Ecotopia,' The Second ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA


'Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo-Essays from the Permanent Collection,' LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Baghdad)

'Vital Signs,' The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA

'Srebrenica - Remembrance for the Future' organized by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Tour to Brussels, Belgrade, Berlin, Athens, Washington, Strasbourg and Sarajevo


'Arti & Archittettura,' Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy (Afghanistan 2001)


'War,' Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain (Afghanistan 2001)

'IN NATURE - The Obsessive Eye, the Absent Mind,' The Tenth Turin Biennale, Turin, Italy (Afghanistan 2001)

'MARS Art and War,' Neue Gallerie, Graz, Austria (Afghanistan 2001)

'The Citibank Prize,' The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK (Afghanistan 2001)

'The Citibank Prize,' Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (Afghanistan 2001)

'The Citibank Prize,' Photo España, Madrid, Spain (Afghanistan 2001)


Wellcome Photography Prize. Shortlist: Hidden Worlds category


PDN Photo Annual. Winner:


'British Archaeological Awards,' ('Under London,' National Geographic Magazine)


Sony World Photography Awards (When I am Laid in Earth)
LensCulture Award, (When I am Laid in Earth)


Prix Pictet (Commission)


Gold, The Association of Photographers, UK  

Sony World Photography Awards. Winner: Landscape

Sony World Photography Awards. Winner: People 

World Press Photo (Portrait Stories)


Makers' Muse Award, The Kindle Project, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


American Photography 26

'Photography Annual' PDN

BMW Prize Shortlisted at Paris Photo


American Photography 24

'Photography Annual' PDN


AOP Photographers Awards, UK 'Document' Prize

Silver, The Association of Photographers, UK


The Association of Photographers' Bursary

Le Prix Dialogue, Les Rencontres d'Arles

Aperture with the Joy of Giving Something, Inc NY


The Infinity Award, the International Center of Photography, New York 


Shortlisted for the Citibank Prize

The Stuttgart Fotobuchpreis

The Olivier Rebbot Award for International Reporting, Foreign Press Club of America


The 'Sani' Prize, Photosynkyria. Thessaloniki, Greece


The European Publishers' Award for Photography

Silver, The Association of Photographers, UK

World Press Photo (Science Stories)

Tate Modern, London, UK

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

National Media Museum, Bradford, UK

The British Library, London, UK

Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USA

The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, Illinois, USA

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

St. Louis Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri, USA

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Portland, USA

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA

International Center of Photography, New York, New York, USA

Dow Jones Collection, New York, New York, USA

Wilson Centre for Photography, London, UK

British Council Collection, London, UK

Channel 4 TV (UK), London, UK

Hayward Gallery, London, UK

The Sir Elton John Collection, UK

The ING Bank Art Collection, Belgium

Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Eschborn, Germany

Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

Citibank Collection, USA

Bank of America Collection, USA

Hyman Collection, London, UK

and various other private and corporate collections in Europe, the Far East and the USA


Shifting Foundation commission to photograph constellations


Project Pressure commission to photograph Mt Kenya's disappearing glaciers


Prix Pictet Commission to photograph the changing seasons in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan


Side Gallery commission to photograph in the remains of the Durham Coalfield in NE England


Artist in Residence to the Irish Army commissioned to produce work on Irish UN Peacekeeping

operations in Liberia and Kosovo. To be exhibited at Collins Barracks, Cork and Sirius Art

Centre, Cork, part of  'Cork 2005, European City of Culture.'


'Burke & Norfolk Photographs from the War in Afghanistan' 166 pp (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester)


'Full Spectrum Dominance – Missiles, Satellites, Rockets.' (Self-published, limited-edition leporello)


'Afghanistan: Chronotopia.' 166 pp. (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester) 2nd English edition


'Bleed' 64 pp (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester)


'Afghanistan' A limited edition box set of 12 images. (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester)


'Afghanistan Zero,' 166 pp. (Edition Braus, Heidelberg) German edition

'Afghanistan.' 166 pp. (Peliti Associati, Rome) Italian edition

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia.' 166 pp. (Actes Sud, Arles) French edition

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia.' 166 pp. (Lunwerg Editores, Barcelona) Spanish edition

'Afghanistan: Chronotopia.' 166 pp. (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester) First English edition


'For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory.' introduction by Michael Ignatieff. 194 pp. 

(Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester)

 Commissions for National Geographic Magazine:-



Under Jerusalem


London Archaeology. UK  view


The Real Jesus. What Archaeology Reveals About His Life. The Holy Land  view


Rescuing Mes Aynak. Afghanistan  view


Persepolis. Iran


The Maya, Glory & Ruin. Mexico & Guatemala

Commissions for The New York Times Magazine


Vanishing Glaciers on Mt. Kenya


The Burden of Being Messi


God's Lightshow: The Aurora in Norway's Lofoten Islands




Yemen: The Next Afghanistan


Data Center Overload
Agro-Imperialism in Ethiopia


The Rise of Rockets


Where Protons Will Play


The Border Dividing Arizona 
The Summer War in Lebanon


War Films Special Issue
Oscar Niemeyer, Last of the Moderns
Michael Heizer, Art's Last Lonely Cowboy


What is an American Movie Now?
What is a Foreign Movie Now?
Senator John Kerry's Presidential Election bid
Portfolio: Political Landscapes


Afghanistan: Chronotopia

Other Editorial (selected):-


Wellcome Collection, Wool, Fleas, Plague view


1848 (The Economist), Greek Economy


Patek Philippe, Kamchatka

Smithsonian, The Somme


Travel and Leisure, Chengdu

The New Yorker, Matera, Italy

The New Yorker, Chhota Sigri Glacier

The New Yorker, Varanasi

Intelligent Life (The Economist), Orford Ness


Patek Philippe, History of Patek Philippe


National Geographic, The Greatest Photos, The 125th Anniversary Issue

Mare – die Zeitschrift der Meere, Socotra

Bloomberg Pursuits, Sri Lanka Civil War

Silk headscarf in an edition of 100 made by Filed Under/ (Large Hadron Collider)


The Times, EISCAT Kiruna

Bloomberg, UK Coal Mining

Telegraph Magazine, Paralympians

The New Yorker, Spanish Ghost Tow


London Review of International Law (2012-17) Patek Philippe, Nemrut, Dagi

National Geographic, The Fifty Greatest Pictures

National Geographic, Das Fenster zur Welt; die besten National Geographic Reportagen

Wallpaper, East Tilbury

The Times, Nuclear Fission

Sud-Zeitung Magazin, Irbil


The Times, Drone Aircraft

FT Weekend Magazine, British Embassy in Kabul


Patek Philippe, Socotra

Sunday Times Magazine, Chatsworth House

Patek Philippe, St Simeon Monastery, Syria

Bookcover; 'The Madman of Freedom Square,' Hassan Blasim, (Comma)


Sunday Times Magazine, UK Salt Mines


Sunday Times Magazine, On a Nuclear Submarine


Granta, Military Landscapes

CD cover; 'Hallelujah' Stephen Gardner with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland

Bookcover; 'Bericht Uit Beiroet,' Robert Fisk (Anthos, Netherlands)


Fortune Magazine, Supercomputers


Bookcover; 'In the Heart of the Country,' JM Coetzee (Vintage)

Bookcover; 'Life and Times of Michael K,' JM Coetzee (Vintage)


Bookcover; 'Exterminate all the Brutes,' Sven Lindqvist (Granta)


Bookcover; 'Moments of Reprieve,' Primo Levi (Penguin)


Granta , Genocide


'Contemporary Photography & Theory. Concepts & Debates', Sally Miller, (Bloomsbury, London, UK)

'Land of Honey & Syrup', Contra Journal, 'Ruin' Issue, No3. / November 2020, UK

'The Last Man', A. Hildreth, I-M Magazine, London, UK   view 

'Projeckt / Simon Norfolk', ProfiFoto Magazine 2020/05, Hungary  view

'The Shrouds on the Glacier du Rhône', Francis Hodgson, Granta Magazine  view


'Cohetes, Misiles y Satélites', LF Magazine, No.8, Barcelona, Spain

'When I am Laid in Earth', PhotoResearcher Journal, No.32, Kaspar-Eisert, Verena, Editor. (ESHPh / European Society for the History of Photography / Vienna, Austria)

'When Records Melt' (New Scientist)  view

'Cortona on the Move 2019, International Photography Festival', (University of Florida)


'Civilization The Way we Live Now', William A. Ewing & Holly Roussel (Thames & Hudson)


'Photographers & Research. The Role of Research on Contemporary Photographic Practice', Shirley Read & Mike Simmons (Routledge)

'Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement', Suzannah Biernoff, (University of Michigan Press)

'The Nine Domes of the Universe: The Ancient Noh Gonbad Mosque,' The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul, (AKTC)

'Josephine Powell: Photographs of Afghanistan 1959-68' The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul, (AKTC)

'Afghanistan: Preserving Historic Heritage,' The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul, (Prestel)

'1001 Photographs: You Must See Before You Die,' (Cassell)


'Photography Masterclass - Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers,' (Thames & Hudson)

'Aftermath. The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East.' (Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida)


'Geknüpftes Gedächtnis: Krieg in Afghanischer Teppichkunst,' (Wild, Berlin)


'Landmark: The fields of Photography,' William A. Ewing, (Thames & Hudson)

'The Photograph as Contemporary Art,' Charlotte Cotton, (Thames & Hudson)


'Aura and Post-Aura,' Wang Huangsheng, (Beijing)

'30 Years of the Best of New York Times Magazine', Kathy Ryan (Aperture, NY)


'Fotos für Pressefreiheit,' (Reporter Ohne Grenzen) Berlin


'Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past,' Nathalie Herschdorfer (Thames & Hudson)


'Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera,' Simon Baker (Tate)


'Die Fotografen: 60 Aussergewöhnliche Geschichten aus 30 Jahren Geo,' (Geo)


'Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain,' Mark Reinhardt, Holly Edwards & Erina Duganne, (Univ. of Chicago Press)


'M_ARS: Kunst und Krieg,' Peter Weibel et al, (Hatje Cantz)

'Things As They Are: Photojournalism in Context,' Mary Panzer, (World Press Photo)


‘Lives of the Great Photographers: Photographing Conflict,' The National Media Museum, UK   view

'Burke & Norfolk: Photographs From The War In Afghanistan,' Made by Tate Films for Tate Modern


'The Genius of Photography,' for BBC4


'The Spoils of War,' part of 'The Art Show' strand for Channel4 (UK)


'Different Voices' a 30-minute broadcast for RTE Radio, Ireland

Films by Simon Norfolk:-


When I am Laid in Earth  view

Burke & Norfolk  view

Time Taken  view

Remembrance  view

Shroud  view

Lost Capital  view 

Other Online Resources:-

'The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely'  view

'God's Light Show,' New York Times  view

'Burke & Norfolk,' film made by Tate Films for Tate Modern  view

'Afghan Echoes'  view

'100 Years of Photography in Newport,' video:  view

Interview on BldBlg blog  view

Interview on Lens Culture blog  view

On Photography Festivals and Nuclear Missiles  view

Some of a Decade's Work from the New York Times Magazine  view

'A collaboration across 130 Years', Burke & Norfolk  view

Review of Burke & Norfolk show in Los Angeles  view

CERN Bulletin at Arles  view

Prix Pictet, Simon Norfolk: Power Commission  view

'On Appearances,' video  view

Afghanistan: Chronotopia  view

FK Magazine Latvia  view

Professional Photographer  view

Discussion led by Adam Pawloff (Greenpeace spokesman for climate & energy) with artists Mandy Baker, Simon Norfolk and curator Verena Kaspar-Eisert  view

TeleSur. Rear Window - conversation with Simon Norfolk, video  view

Tate Modern Video & Audio Archive  view

Tate Modern Collection holdings  view

The Independent:  Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan  view

The Tate: Burke & Norfolk  view

Radio 4: Saturday Review (Simon Norfolk / John Burke)  view

PhotoEye Blog / A Closer Look – Burke & Norfolk  view

Digital Journal of Photography – Burke & Norfolk  view

Don't Panic Magazine – Burke & Norfolk  view

Michael Hoppen Exhibition – Burke & Norfolk  view – Burke & Norfolk  view

In Conversation with Prof. Andrew Hoskins: Art, Memory, Landscape, Genocide (Open Eye Gallery) view

LA Times: Simon Norfolk’s photos capture a Swiss glacier on life support  view

National Geographic, biography: Simon Norfolk  view

A Small Voice Podcast: Simon Norfolk  view

Landscape Photography Show Podcast: Simon Norfolk, #TSPSP21   view