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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
Skype: Simoncroberts simoncroberts
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Last login: about 1 month ago
Member since: 19 Aug 2005 02:08

About

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. His large format photographs are taken with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individual bodies and groups to the landscape to be clearly observed, and echoes the visual language of history painting.
He has exhibited widely and 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 to produce a record of the General Election on behalf of the UK Parliamentary Art Collection. In 2012 he was granted access by the International Olympic Committee to photograph the London Olympics and most recently 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 as one of the best photography books of the past decade – and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).

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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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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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