Visually addressing this societal problem Simpson aims to raise awareness of the specific issues that non caucasian or mixed caucasian individuals go through growing up in or living in Scotland. She wants to evoke discussion and make people think and believes that this is the only way that racial ignorance can be overcome.
Graduating from the City of Glasgow College with a BA (Hons) Photography, Kim Simpson’s dissertation presented a visual exploration of the visual norm and highlighted the inequality present in the west. These ideas form part of her ongoing personal project entitled Exottish. Exottish deals with themes of exoticism, identity and visual stereotypes faced by non caucasian individuals in Scottish society. Inspiration for this work is her own personal experience of raising her daughter, who is of mixed race, living in Scotland.