Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Simon Roberts

We English (2009)

Just as in his project MOTHERLAND, in WE ENGLISH Simon Roberts investigates themes like identity and memory. He travelled around through his native land in a camper, photographing scenes of his countrymen engaged in recreational activities, presented in large format. Roberts shows us a people who have a close bond with their local surroundings and the land. Anyone wanting to know what it means to be ‘English’ only has to look at the commonplace and the banal in English leisure activities.

  • Keynes Country Park Beach, Shornecote, Gloucestershire, 11th May 2008


  • Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, Nottinghamshire, 16th June 2008


War Machines
2009

War Machines

Simon Roberts

THE RUSSIAN ARMY (Russia 2005-2007)

The Russian army is a reflection in miniature of Russian society as a whole. Many social problems – inequality, corruption, human rights violations, economic and political uncertainties – play a role there in a magnified form. Simon Roberts documented the harsh lives of the conscripts. Their reality contrasts sharply with the public glorification of the army and its illustrious history. WAR MACHINES shows a small selection from Roberts’s exhaustive study. These photographs examine the veneration of the army, as projected on the obsolete weapons that are on display in military museums.

  • THE RUSSIAN ARMY (Russia 2005-2007)

    The Russian army is a reflection in miniature of Russian society as a whole. Many social problems – inequality, corruption, human rights violations, economic and political uncertainties – play a role there in a magnified form. Simon Roberts documented the harsh lives of the conscripts. Their reality contrasts sharply with the public glorification of the army and its illustrious history. WAR MACHINES shows a small selection from Roberts’s exhaustive study. These photographs examine the veneration of the army, as projected on the obsolete weapons that are on display in military museums.

  • THE RUSSIAN ARMY (Russia 2005-2007)

  • THE RUSSIAN ARMY (Russia 2005-2007)

Biography

 Simon Roberts (Great Britain, 1974) studied Human Geography at the University of Sheffield and completed the photography course at Sheffield College. His work has been honoured with the Vic Odden Award and the Bright Spark Award. Roberts took the World Press Masterclass, and has published the the photo books Motherland (2007) and We English (2009).

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Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00