Charlie Simokaitis was born and lives in Chicago, IL. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois and an MFA from the Hartford Art School. His photographs have been exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions domestically and abroad. This year his project With Whom do I have the Pleasure will be exhibited at the Athens Photo Festival 2016. His commissions for corporations, foundations and various firms have taken him to six continents as both photographer and filmmaker. In 2012 Charlie co-founded Groundifre Pictures, a multimedia production company. Charlie lives in Chicago with his family.