Meet the Connect10 artist: Simon Roberts

| 09 January 2012
a photo of a man with short hair and a beard seated next to a wall of photographic contact sheets
© Francesco Niccolai
Introducing the Connect10 artists taking part in the exciting new competition for Museums at Night 2012...

British photographer Simon Roberts is an artist who has found popularity with galleries and judging panels across the world, testifying to his widescreen, bright-skied views of a planet and its people.

Roberts is best known for spending a year crossing thousands of miles (as well as 11 time zones) with the ambitious aim of providing a true glimpse of post-Soviet Russia.

The resulting Motherland series of large-scale photos was an affecting journey across a vast land rarely portrayed in such human terms.

He then turned his eye to domestic settings to act as the Official Election artist of the 2010 General Election, and explored Britain's shifting identity in We English, a series which was both epic and personal, full of the wit, warmth, faded glamour and teeming landscapes he witnessed while travelling the country in a motorhome.

He is currently completing a project to photograph every UK seaside pier. There are 68 piers in the UK, four of which are on the Isle of Wight.

Visit the artist's website

Go to the Connect 10 artist index page

More photographs:

a photograph of Gordon Brown meeting constituents near the entrance to a wooded lane behind a series of semi-detached houses with party workers, members of the public and members of of the public watching on
Election Project - Gordon Brown, Labour. Rochdale (April 28 2010)© Simon Roberts
a photo of people sunbathing on the edge of a lake
We English - Keynes Country Park Beach, Shornecote, Gloucestershire (May 11 2008)© Simon Roberts
a photo of a seaside promenade with a tram and amusement arcades
We English - Blackpool Promenade, Lancashire (July 24 2008)© Simon Roberts

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