the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Pennsylvania State University
Michael Simon studied at the Budapest Technical University (now the Budapest University of Technology and Economics) (1954-1956) and Pennsylvania State University in University Park (1957-1958).
Since 1968 Michael Simon has worked at Beloit College, Wisconsin. Previously he was a visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an artist-in-residence at the University of Delaware, Newark. Michael Simon was at the Center of the Eye, Aspen, Colorado, in 1969-1970.
From 1971 to 1974 Michael Simon considered his work to be autobiographical. Since then he has been dealing with "questions of photographic truth and the limits of documentary fidelity."
Michael Simon has been the chairman of the board of SPE from 1979.