2017 Sony World Photography Awards - 2nd Place, Daily Life, Professional Competition
Christina Simons is an award winning international documentary photographer focused on human rights and civil liberties. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia, the United States, England, Spain, Russia and Mexico. 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 over twenty-five 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 UK as well as working with several NGOs such as Medicines Sans Frontiers and UNICEF.
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 solo-exhibition and multi-award winning series “Running to Nowhere” on Central American Refugees. 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.