Simona Ghizzoni was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy in 1977. Since 2005, Ghizzoni has committed herself to reportage and personal research projects, especially concerning the condition of women. She won the 3rd prize single Portrait in the 2008 World Press Photo Contest with an image part of her work 'Odd Days', a work on eating disorders, which was awarded the Photoespaña Ojodepez Award for Human Values in 2009.
Her works have been exhibited at Paris Photo 2008-2009-2010 through the Forma Foundation for Photography gallery, based in Milan. With 'Afterdark', a long-term project focused on the consequences of war on women, she won the third prize Contemporary Issues singles in the 2012 World Press Photo Contest. Ghizzoni lives in Rome.