Wish You Were Here – Simon Roberts
On Saturday November 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Dryden Theatre
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. 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. In this lecture he will present work from two major projects, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), which documented a year's journey he made across Russia between 2004-2005, alongside the landscape work he has been making in England since returning home. This includes photographs from the monograph We English (Chris Boot, 2009), his commission as the official Election Artist in 2010 where he covered the General Election for the UK Parliament, and his recent work covering the London Olympics.
Booksigning to follow.