Merrie Albion
CREDIT: Simon Roberts

Identity and the British Landscape - a talk by Simon Roberts

Event info

About the talk:

Simon Roberts discusses his photographic practice and the work he has made over the past decade exploring ideas around notions of identity linked to the British landscape. The lecture will take in series such as We English, photographs from a year’s journey Roberts made across England looking at landscapes where groups of people congregate for a common purpose and shared experience. In 2010, Roberts made another journey around the country, this time to make work for The Election Project, where he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to create a permanent visual record of the 2010 General Election. His more recent works explore the economic impact of the ‘era of austerity’ on the landscape of Britain; the London Olympics, Pierdom - a survey of the last remaining pleasure piers around the coastline of Britain, and his more recent works looking at ancient woodlands. 


About Simon Roberts:

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer. He has published and exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and V&A Museum in London. He has published four critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009), Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013) and most recently Merrie Albion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017). 


Image Title: Equestrian Jumping Individual, Greenwich Park, London, 8 August 2012 from the series, Merrie Albion. 


Additional information:

This will be an online talk with up to 100 participants. A link to join the talk will be emailed to participants on the weekend before the talk.

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Rolf Kraehenbuehl


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