Shanita Sims is a freelance photographer based in NYC. Self taught, she started shooting street style stories for clients such as ELLE, Glamour, Refinery29, and Teen Vogue. Her work later evolved into portrait, style features and then editorials.

Her mission is to not solely just produce a beautiful photograph, but an image that evokes emotion or thoughts that transcend the image itself. Often fused with sensuality and romanticism, she aims to continue to push deeper into evocation and develop her own, authentic voice.

This website hosts an abbreviated selection of full portfolio range. Additional work samples and full cv available upon request.


E [email protected]

Instagram  @shanita.sims
Pinterest    /shanitasims
Journal       i'll change this later

Selected Publications

Elle UK
Teen Vogue
Cherry Bombe

Selected Collaborators / Clients

No._ Ceramics
Nest Together
Misha Nonoo
The Charles


Refinery29 x Photoville, 'Represent: 29 Women We Admire', Group, New York, 2016
Refinery29 x FotoDC, 'Represent: 29 Women We Admire', Group, Washington, DC, 2016

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