Simon Roberts video excerpt: the beauty of photobooks

For the second installment of Lens Culture’s new video interview series, “Conversations with Photographers”, I spoke at length with British photographer Simon Roberts about his work, and in particular about his two remarkable photobooks, Motherland and We English. You can view the tightly-edited interview here.
As always, however, there were bits of articulate insight from that interview that didn’t make it into the final cut for one reason or another. So, with absolutely no color correction or smooth transitions or titles or credits, we’ve decided to share these short “bonus” clips where Simon Roberts talks about why he deliberately made the shift from shooting primarily for magazines to authoring his own photobooks. We thought this might be another welcome point of view in the discussion about photobooks being hosted by our friends at

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