David Simm Photography
In 1979 David Simm was awarded a Licentiateship of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, in the same year he earned both the Kodak Blue Ribbon of Excellence for wedding photography and Associate Membership of The Master Photographers Association of Great Britain.
Also in 1979, he gained three silver awards for portraiture from the British Institute and was, the same year, appointed honourary treasurer for the North West Region of the Institute.
During 1980 he was elected to the National Executive Council of The Master Photographers Association, where he served for four years on the admissions and qualifications panel setting new and higher standards for the qualifications procedure and for professional print competition judging.
Nineteen eighty was the year that Mr. Simm's work was chosen to represent British Photography at Photokina, the world's largest and most prestigious photographic expo, in Cologne, West Germany. The same year The British Institute presented him with two silver awards for wedding photography.
Yet another silver award for wedding photography, from the B.I.P.P., came along in 1981. In '82 he was selected to judge the Kodak Gold Awards at, the major British expo, Photography at Work, in Harrowgate, England.
Nineteen eighty three, brought gold awards for both wedding photography and portraiture and that year he was declared Wedding Photographer of the Year by the M.P.A., North West Region. Nineteen ninety five was the year he was honoured by both the American Biographical Society and The International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, U.K., in recognition of his many published technical articles in professional photographic journals on both sides of the Atlantic.
Also in 1995 he was mentioned in Who's Who. Nineteen ninety eight earned him an Honourary Membership of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and the coveted Fellowship of that society.
He has twice been asked to judge the Chicagoland Professional Photographers Association print competions in the portrait and wedding categories.
After a short space from competition entry, giving younger photographers a chance, he resumed submitting prints to professional competition in 2002/3 and promptly won fournteen international awards in, digital, landscape, portrait and wedding categories and in January 2004 David Simm won the International Wedding Album of the Year Award.
Among the latest accolades, he has been asked to present a Masterclasses at the 2009 and again at the 2011 convention of The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers in the British Capital, London, in January 2009 and at the awards dinner he was presented with The Lifetime Achievement Award for Many Years Service to The Photographic Industry. (see picture on the right).