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Welcome to this new and exciting lecture series centered around the busy working lives of contemporary Masters photographers.

This time we'll feature the work of acclaimed New York City photographer Steve Simon.

This evening will be part of Steve's visit to Vancouver. He is in town to do an already sold-out Master Workshop with VPW and this rare evening presentation gives you another chance to catch Steve while he's visiting here.

Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition, his entire photographic life.

The author of four critically acclaimed photography books with works in major museum collections around the world, Steve’s presentation combines humor and poignancy, as he takes you on an inspirational journey through his work.

From the emotional impact of 9/11 to a dazzling road trip across America At The Edge and coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. From the stark, often ruefully funny images in his coverage of American politics; to the unexpected photographs of strength, courage and the innate vitality of human warmth and resilience under pressure in Heroines and Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa and The Grandmother Spirit.

In his presentation, Steve Simon will talk about and show work from his latest book 'The Passionate Photographer'.

This book will also be for sale that evening, and Steve will sign all copies purchased. The price for the book will be $40 (including tax). Cash only please.

About Steve Simon:

Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting life through photography since he began taking photographs at age 12 in his home city of Montreal.

He has participated as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at various photography and arts events in Canada, The United States, and Argentina, including a nine city tour of University Photo Programs in the United States with Apple Computer.

Steve has had solo shows in New York at The Leica Gallery, Buenos Aires, Toronto and Montreal and his work has been featured three times at the Visa Pour L’Image Photography Festival in Perpignan, France. His work is in the permanent collections of The George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and The Canadian Archives and the Comune Di Verona.

Please visit the links below to learn more about Steve!

Tickets are only $35 each.

2 Tickets are $55.

For volume purchase of 10 or more tickets, please contact VPW for details. Our office can be reached @ 778.898.5256 or via email.

This event will be held at the VPW Studios.

The exact address is:

VPW Studios
14 West 7th Avenue (@Ontario Street)
Vancouver, BC

Doors open: 6:30pm
Event starts: 7pm

Please see description above...



Beginner/Intermediate/Professional. All Levels welcome!


Maximum 75 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your questions and an open mind!

We Provide:

Event as described above.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"Thank you for an amazing workshop this weekend! I'll be back for more."

"I learned so much in just 2 days. What a great studio space you have. The models were amazing too."

Read more testimonials......

This workshop is taught by the following instructor:

Steve Simon
See Steve's work by visiting his website here!

Class Dates Time Discounts on 2 Tickets: Location Instructor Registration
Wednesday Evening August 31st Doors: 6:30pm
Event: 7pm - 9pm
Buy 2 Tickets for only $55 VPW Studios Steve Simon Click Here To Register