Contemporary British seascapes and a fascinating photographic record of the country’s remaining pleasure piers, an homage to these monuments of Victorian engineering and eccentricity.
Simon Roberts Brighton, United Kingdom
Brighton, United Kingdom
University of SheffieldNational Council for the Training of Journalists
Flowers Gallery, LondonRobert Morat Galerie, HamburgKLOMPCHING Gallery, New YorkMC2 Gallery, MilanGalerie Heinzer Reszler, Lausanne
POC / www.pocproject.com
travelled far and wide throughout his native England to capture contemporary photographs of his fellow countrymen and fabled landscapes. The results are poetic, stunningly beautiful, and sometimes quite humorous.
A twelve month journey across the face of Russia in 2004-2005 delivers unexpectedly vibrant images and a compelling first person report. See some of the photographs, listen to an audio interview with the author/photographer,, and then buy the book.
Simon Roberts (b. 1974) is a British photographer. He has exhibited widely with solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. His photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography. In 2010 he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee and in 2012 he was granted access by the International Olympic Committee to photograph the London Olympics. Most recently he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) - voted by Martin Parr as one of the best photography books of the past decade - and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).