Shannon Simon is the founder and director of Mantle Projects, a creative development and production company based in New York. Mantle Projects focuses on consulting with artists, established and emerging photographers, and companies on concept generation, exhibition, curation, and management for projects of varying scales.

For nearly 4 years Shannon was the Global Content Director and Director of the Americas for Magnum Photos where she worked on development, management and creative and editorial direction for both large and small scale projects and partnerships. She managed a global content and editorial team as well as the New York office. She previously held roles as the Photography Director for Interview Magazine and was a Photo Editor for the New York Times Magazine.

For almost a decade she worked with multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon, developing and producing projects, exhibitions and publications including A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Contraband, and An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.

Shannon is currently on contract as a photo editor for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. 

SELECTED CLIENTS AND PARTNERS:  Taryn Simon, Magnum Photos, The New York Times Magazine, Interview Magazine, Pacific Standard, Charney Inc., ICRC, California Sunday Magazine, TIME Magazine, Vogue, National Geographic, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.



Selected Projects below.
   CONTINENTAL DRIFT      In collaboration with MSNBC and...

In collaboration with MSNBC and Magnum Photos, Shannon conceptualized and managed the development and production of photography for Continental Drift, a 10-part immersive website looking at global stories of Migration over the course of 2016.

   TARYN SIMON      Shannon developed and produced fine...

Shannon developed and produced fine art projects for artist Taryn Simon including An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Contraband, and A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters. She continues to consult on current and future projects.

   CONTESTED LANDS      Shannon conceptualized and...

Shannon conceptualized and developed the two photography issues created by Pacific Standard with Magnum Photos in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Contested Lands was published in collaboration with the Pacific Standard creative team and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. 


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