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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's, 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. Her work traverses many interests including travel, lifestyle and portraiture and is represented in publications such as The New York Times and 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 - about children in domestic servitude, Women’s Reproductive health in the Philippines, Aboriginal Education in Australia and Central American refugees.

Having worked in the visual arts industry for nearly twenty years she is a technical master of imagery. Her interest in cultural diversity has developed projects such as "Derby Girls" and most recently award winning series "Lil Bullfighters" of Mexico in the Moscow International Foto Awards and The Sony World Photography Awards.

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: 

Child Bull-Fighter Series
2nd Prize Winner - Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 - Honourable Mention

International Photography Awards Honourable Mention 2016

Running to No Where: Central American Refugee Crisis Series
Winner of The Luminous Endowment DxO One Grant 2017

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

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

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

Honduran Refugee Maria Esmerelda
Medicos Sin Fronteras top 50 Photos of the year 2016

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

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS:

"Forzados a Huir" Forced To Flee : An Interactive Refugee Experience
Medicos Sin Fronteras.
Chapultapec park, Mexico City, Mexico April 2017. 
Guanajuato, Mexico May 2017.
Guadalajara, Mexico September 2017.

2nd Prize Winner - Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Child Bull-Fighter Series - Professional Photography Category
Somerset House, London, UK April - May 2017.

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

Child Bull-Fighter Salvador aged 6 - First Prize Award Winning Image.
Moscow International Foto Awards 2016.
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  
Honourable Mention in the 2013 IPA Awards

Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria. Nov 2011. 
Australia Wide Tour. 2012-2013.

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

The Haiti Project.
Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. February 2007.
Storm Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW. April 2010.
The Albury Library Museum, Albury, NSW. February – April, 2011.

Collaborative Projects with Jill Orr:
Vision
Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. June 2010.
Between Somewhere and Nowhere
Jenny Port Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2011.

Space Place and Recurring History.
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2012.

The Promised Land
John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2012.

Antipodean Epic Section OneSection Two & Section Three
Fehily Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.  Nov 2016.