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Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

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Profession: Photographer
Location: Brighton , United Kingdom
Home base: Brighton, U.K
URL: http://www.simoncroberts.com
URL: http://www.motherlandbook.com
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Journal: http://we-english.co.uk/blog
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Last login: over 1 year ago
Member since: 19 Aug 2005 02:08

About

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer based in Brighton, UK. He originally studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996), a subject which has informed much of his subsequent photographic practice. After gaining a diploma in Photography from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (1997) and a period working as a magazine photographer, Roberts has spent the past decade dedicated to long-term self-generated projects. 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.

Roberts has been exhibited widely with We English touring to over thirty national and international venues. He’s had solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, and been included in numerous group exhibitions. Recent shows include Observers: British Photography and the British Scene (From the 1920s to Now) at Galeria de Arte SESI, Brazil, and Camera Work at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome. His photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography.

In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards including the Vic Odden Award (2007) – offered for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer, along with bursaries from the National Media Museum (2007), John Kobal Foundation (2008) and grants from Arts Council England (2007, 2010, 2011). 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. In 2012 he was granted access by the International Olympic Committee to photograph the London Olympics.

He has published two critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007) and We English (Chris Boot, 2009). The latter was voted by Martin Parr as one of the best photography books of the past decade. More recently he has published The Election Project (2010) and This Is A Sign (2012).

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Publications

Simon Roberts. pp. Edition 37/3195, Sep 23 2006. "Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen Prime Minister" Przekroj , pp. Edition 37/3195. Sep 23 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. pp.?, Aug 20 2006. "Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen Prime Minister" The Sunday Times Magazine , pp. pp.?. Aug 20 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. Cover, Vol 94, pp.127-159, Aug 2006. "Across Eleven Time Zones" Granta , pp. Cover, Vol 94, pp.127-159. Aug 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. //32-39, Jul 16 2006. "Sex On The Beach" The Sunday Times Magazine , pp. //32-39. Jul 16 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. Cover, Vol. 167, No. 26, Jun 26 2006. "Britain's Future Leaders" Time Magazine , pp. Cover, Vol. 167, No. 26. Jun 26 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. July Issue, Jun 6 2006. The Most Dangerous Man in Russia? Details , pp. July Issue. Jun 6 2006.
Simon Roberts. pp. pp.?, Dec 2005. The British Disease Time Magazine (Europe) , pp. pp.?. National Public Radio , Dec 2005.
Simon Roberts. Time Magazine , pp. pp.?, Dec 12 2005. Do the Brits Need More Time to Drink? Time Magazine , pp. pp.?. Dec 12 2005.
Simon Roberts. Sunday Times magazine , pp. pp.56-59, Dec 4 2005. Jennifer Faunier Sunday Times magazine , pp. pp.56-59. Dec 4 2005.
Simon Roberts. Sunday Times magazine , pp. pp.56-65, Nov 27 2005. 'The Empire of Fire and Ice' Sunday Times magazine , pp. pp.56-65. Nov 27 2005.

Gallery

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Recent Post

Traveling to Bethlehem- ANY ADVICE?

Dear all-

I’m going to be traveling to Bethlehem this summer and wondered if anyone had been there recently? I’d appreciate a bit of advice if anyone has, for instance-

1. should I get press accreditation from the Israeli Foreign Ministry?

2. can you recommend a fixer?

3. is it relatively safe to work there?

Any suggestions would be gratefuly received.

best
simon

08 Jun 2009 13:06 | 9 replies

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