Simon Bates is a documentary photographer based in Wexford. Simon completed an MA in Documentary Photography at the University of the Arts, London, in 2014. His personal work has exhibited in PhotoIreland Festival in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014. In 2012 an image from his Next Time Round project was selected for exhibition at the RHA Annual Show 2012. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions, and his work has been published in national and international publications.