Join us on Wednesday 29 September for a talk with photographer Simon Roberts as he discusses his recent Election Project, a photographic project about political life in Britain during the time of the 2010 General Election.
As the official Election Artist, Roberts was commissioned by the House of Commons to produce a series of artworks that respond to the 2010 UK General Election. During the 17 days of official campaigning Roberts went around the UK in a motorhome photographing local landscapes and scenes connected to the election, focusing on the relationship between politicians and the voting public.
About Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts (b.1974) graduated with a degree in Human Geography from the University of Sheffield followed by a Distinction in Photojournalism from the NCTJ. His photographs have been exhibited widely, at institutions such as the National Media Museum in Bradford, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards and grants. Motherland
, his first monograph, was published in 2007 (Chris Boot Ltd) followed by We English
in autumn 2009 (Chris Boot Ltd), both to critical acclaim. A major exhibition of the We English series is currently on show at the National Media Museum, Bradford, until 5 September 2010.
For more information visit www.simoncroberts.com
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