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Christina Simons is an award winning international documentary photographer focused on human rights and civil liberties. Her work is driven by the exploration of sub-cultures and marginalised people, leading to exhibitions throughout Australia, the United States, England, Russia and currently in Mexico City. 

Part Icelandic & American, she resides in Australia as a true citizen of the world speaking multiple languages. Having worked in the visual arts industry for nearly twenty years she is a technical master of imagery. Her work traverses many interests including travel, lifestyle and portraiture and is represented in publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian as well as working with several NGOs including Medecines Sans Frontieres. 

Her passion for human rights and civil liberties have led to series such as “The Haiti Project” on children in domestic servitude, Women’s health in the Philippines and Aboriginal Education in Australia; not to mention her multi-award winning and shortlisted series “Running to Nowhere” on Central American Refugees and “Resilient: Women of Honduras.”

Her curiosity of subcultures has produced projects such as award winning series "Derby Girls" and multi-award winning series "Lil Bullfighters" of Mexico.

With a passion for justice and compulsion to observe Christina Simons provides key commentary into the unknown issues, places and aspects of this world.


AWARDS & RECOGNITION: 

Running to Nowhere: Central American Refugee Crisis Series
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award - Honourable Mention 2018

Winner of The Luminous Endowment DxO One Grant 2017
3rd Prize Winner Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017
Tokyo International Foto Awards Honourable Mention 2017

Image 12. MSF social worker speaks to traumatised deported migrant in Reynosa, Mexico.
Image 45. Domestic violence victim receives a hug from an MSF nurse Choloma, Honduras.

Medicos Sin Fronteras top 50 Photos of the year 2017

El Salvadorian Refugee Rebecca aged 1 
Moscow International Foto Awards - Honourable Mention 2016
International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 2016

Image 13. Honduran Refugee Maria Esmerelda shows a picture of her murdered son. Ixtapec, Mexico.
Medicos Sin Fronteras top 50 Photos of the year 2016

 

Resilient : Women of Honduras Series
Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist 2018



Little Bullfighter Series
2nd Prize Winner - Sony World Photography Awards 2017

International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 2017
Tokyo International Foto Awards - Honourable Mention 2017
International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 2016
Moscow International Foto Awards - Honourable Mention 2016

Child Bullfighter Salvatore aged 6 - Professional People: Children Category
1st Prize Winner Moscow International Foto Awards 2016

Child Bullfighter Salvatore aged 6 - Family of Man Category
International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 2016 

 

Antipodean epic - night dust from the series Antipodean epic
with Performance Artist Jill Orr

Bowness Photography Prize Finalists with Jill Orr
2017


Georgia Stirs Her Cake Mix
Winner of Best Shots Photographic Competition UK April 2013
 

Roller Derby Girls Series
International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 2013
CCP Documentary Photography Awards Finalist 2011

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award Honourable Mention Exhibit 2019
Running to Nowhere : part of a group show of shortlisted winners
After Nyne Gallery, London, UK, 2019.

Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist Exhibit 2018
Resilient : Women of Honduras Series - Professional Photography Category
Somerset House, London, UK April - May 2018.

"Forzados a Huir" Forced To Flee : An Interactive Refugee Experience
Medicos Sin Fronteras.
Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico April 2017. 
Mexico Wide Tour. 2017-2018.

2nd Prize Winner - Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit 2017
Little Bullfighters Series - Professional Photography Category
Somerset House, London, UK April - May 2017.

EXODUS: Central American Refugees in Mexico. 
Medicos Sin Fronteras.
Plaza Luis Cabrera, La Roma, Mexico City, Mexico 2016. 
Mexico Wide Tour. 2017.

1st Prize Winner - Moscow International Foto Awards Exhibit 2016.
Child Bullfighter Salvador aged 6
Na Kashirke Gallery.
Moscow, Russia July-August 2016.

Day-Mares of a Bride to Be.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 2013.

Roller Derby Girls. 
Finalist in the 2011 CCP Documentary Photography Awards Exhibit  

Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Fitzroy, Australia. Nov 2011. 
Australia Wide Tour. 2012-2014.

Human Landscape.
Salus Spa, Daylesford, Australia. 2010.

The Haiti Project.
The Albury Library Museum, Albury, NSW. February – April, 2011.

Storm Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW. April 2010.
Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. February 2007.

Collaborative Projects with Jill Orr:
Antipodean Epic – Night Dust
Bowness Photography Awards – Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Victoria. Oct - Nov 2017.

Cracks In the Seams
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Victoria. Aug - Sept 2017.
Antipodean Epic Section OneSection Two & Section Three

Fehily Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2016.
Space Place and Recurring History.
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2012.
The Promised Land
John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2012.
Between Somewhere and Nowhere

Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2011.
Vision
Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. June 2010.