Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Monday, August 29, 2011

Simon Roberts

A photographer who deserves attention is the award winning British photographer Simon Roberts.

His first book, Motherland, was shot on a year-long journey with his wife, in over 200 locations around Russia. His second book, We English, was the product of a trip around England in a motorhome with his pregnant wife and two-year-old, in which he again explored the sense of 'belonging, of memory, identity and place' - but this time in his homeland.

This has been followed by the limited edition newspaper photo essay and touring exhibition, The Election Project, resulting from his being commissioned by the UK parliament Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, to document campaigning activity prior to the 2010 election.

Photo: From the book We English - The Haxey Hood, Haxey, North Lincolnshire, 5th January 2008, Simon Roberts

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