Simon Roberts talks at Photographers' Dining Club 006 (Art Photography Special).
He discusses 3 projects (Motherland, We English, and The Election project) and how he used public collaboration to reach his audience.
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographic artist based in Brighton, UK. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues. The work has been exhibited widely with solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Multimedia Art Museum Moscow. In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards including the Vic Odden Award (2007) from the Royal Photographic Society - offered for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer, along with bursaries from the National Media Museum and John Kobal Foundation. He was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the 2010 General Election on behalf of the UK Parliament. He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007) and We English (Chris Boot, 2009) – voted as one of the best photography books of the past decade, and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis, 2013).
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