Christine Simpson moved to Ireland in 1989. Shortly after her arrival, she secured a position as a Photography Lecturer and today lectures on both the BA Design Communications and BA Art at Waterford Institute of Technology. Outside of academia, Christine is a practicing Artist and Curator. She has exhibited for Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art in Bloomsbury, London; Artbridge, Mayfair, London; Out of the Blue, Florida. Her work has been shown in Ireland, Spain, Great Britain and New York (which includes the United Nations Headquarters). She has received numerous awards including the Waterford Crystal Arts Award and a Gold Award from Graphis, New York and was shortlisted in the top ten for the Sony World Photography Awards. Christine’s work is in many private collections and she regularly undertakes commissions for art pieces. An important aspect of Christine’s life is her Curatorial work, in which she has worked in close association with Magnum Photos New York and the charity, Chernobyl Children’s Project. Christine has curated exhibitions in New York, Dublin, London and Siena, on differing social issues.