We English
001 Simon Roberts Motherland
Police road safety sign, Magadan. Far East Russia, August 2004
Alexandrovsk Port, Sakhalin Island.  Far East Russia, October 2004
Port officials, Vladivostok. Far East Russia, October 2004
Taxis cross the frozen Lena River, Yakutsk. Far East Russia, November 2004
Zhenya and his pregnant fiancée Mia, Yakutsk. Eastern Siberia, November 2004
The lounge of a former sanitorium, Sludyanka.  Eastern Siberia, November 2004
Abandoned warship in the Kola Bay, Murmansk. Northwestern Region, January 2005
Meat market, Pyatigorsk.  Northern Caucasus. April 2005
Ballroom dancers, Nikita and Rufina, Omsk. Western Siberia, May 2005
Victory Day picnic, Yekaterinburg. Urals, May 2005
Outdoor market in Grozny, Chechnya Northern Caucasus, April 2005
Deflated crocodile on Victory Day, Yekaterinburg. Urals, May 2005

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts
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Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographic artist 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).