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Simon Roberts Brighton, United Kingdom

  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • University of Sheffield
    National Council for the Training of Journalists
  • Flowers Gallery, London
    Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg
    KLOMPCHING Gallery, New York
    MC2 Gallery, Milan
    Galerie Heinzer Reszler, Lausanne
  • POC / www.pocproject.com

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 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, Simon Roberts, and then buy the book.

British photographer Simon Roberts chooses to embark on long-term, in-depth visual studies of people and the places they live. He describes his work as socio-documentary photography, which when viewed as a whole, can be seen as a rich, subjective source of visual anthropology of contemporary life.

About Simon Roberts

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).

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