Simon Denison is a photographer, critic, academic and teacher. His documentary and conceptual landscape photography has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is the author of three photographic books, The Human Landscape (Greyscale 2002), Quarry Land (Greyscale 2005) and I Spy Pinhole Eye (with Philip Gross, Cinnamon Press 2009), which won the Arts Council Wales Book of the Year Award in 2010. His work has been reviewed widely including in The Times, The Guardian and on BBC Radio 4.

He has led the Critical Studies department at Hereford College of Arts since 2011, teaching degree-level students across all art, design and media courses. Previously, he taught photography and history of photography at the Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University. He regularly reviews books and exhibitions for the photography journal Source. Formerly a broadsheet newspaper journalist and editor of the award-winning magazine British Archaeology, he was educated at Oxford University (Classics) and Edinburgh College of Art (Photography). His doctorate in photography criticism and learning theory from Birmingham City University was awarded in 2023.

Recent publication: 'Putting Ourselves in the Picture: An Autoethnographic Approach to Photography Criticism' in: Goode, J, Lumsden, K, and Bradford, J (eds), 2023. Crafting Autoethnography: Processes and Practices of Making Self and Culture, Abingdon: Routledge.