Simon Roberts (born 1974) is a British photographer whose work has been exhibited and published internationally.
Between July 2004 and August 2005 Roberts travelled throughout Russia, taking in 65 destinations from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. This resulted in the book and exhibition Motherland and the exhibition Polyarnye Nochi.
Between August 2007 and September 2008 Roberts travelled throughout England in a motor home using a large format camera capturing people at play, and exploring the relationship between people and the places they visit. This resulted in the book and exhibition We English. 
Roberts was commissioned by the UK parliament Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art as the official Election Artist to document campaigning activity around the country in the run-up to the 2010 General Election. Roberts travelled the country, again in a motor home, using an old plate camera to photograph from the elevated position of its roof.  This resulted in The Election Project touring exhibition and The Election Project Newspaper publication.
Roberts has also made other series of work, Russian Army (2004-2008), Ramzan Kadyrov (2006), Russian Portraits (2004-2008) (some of which appear in Motherland), Liverpool Landscapes (2009), British Olympians, Polyarnye Nochi, City Councils (2011) and Pierdom (2011).
In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards including the Vic Odden Award from the Royal Photographic Society (2007) - offered for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer. He won the Ian Parry Scholarship for young photographers in 1998. In 2010 his We English won third prize in the World Press Photo contest in the Daily Life - Stories category.
In 'The Observer Critics' Review of 2011' Sean O'Hagan included the exhibition of We English at Flowers East in London in his top 10 photography exhibitions of the year.
In 2012 Roberts made The Election Project Newspaper available free to download.
Roberts is currently working on a new series about the country’s changing economic landscape.
- Motherland. London: Chris Boot, 2007. ISBN 978-1-905712-03-8 
- We English. London: Chris Boot, 2009. ISBN 978-1-905712-14-4 
- The Election Project Newspaper. Self published, 2010. 36-page Berliner format limited to 3000 copies, also subsequently available for download. 
- This Land Is Your Land, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA, 2008
- Unseen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, 2008
- Motherland, Belfast Exposed, N.Ireland, 2008
- Visions of Our Time, Deutsche Börse Art Collection, c/o Berlin, Germany, 2009
- Motherland/Homeland, EX3 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy, 2010
- The Election Project, House of Commons, London, UK, 2010
- We English, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK, 2010
- We English, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA, 2010
- We English & The Election Project, mac Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2011
- Motherland & We English, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany, 2011
- We English, Light House gallery, Wolverhampton, UK, 2012
- We English, Pluie D’Images Festival, Brest, France, 2012
- Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
- Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham, UK
- Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
- George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
- Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
- National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri, USA
- Wilson Centre for Photography, London, UK
- ↑ Simon Roberts' CV. Retrieved on 2010-02-01.
- ↑ Lightstalkers profile of Simon Roberts. Retrieved on 2010-02-01.
- ↑ Motherland – Simon Roberts. Retrieved on 2011-12-23. “The work is a result of Simon’s travels throughout Russia between July 2004 and August 2005”
- ↑ Viv Groskop. In pictures - Simon Roberts's collection of photographs of Russia, Motherland, is unexpectable, says Viv Groskop. Retrieved on 2011-12-23. “Roberts took in 65 destinations on an 18-month trip from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.”
- ↑ Audio slideshow: The English at play. Retrieved on 2011-12-24. “Brighton-based photographer Simon Roberts travelled the length and breadth of England in a motorhome for his book We English - in which he tries to capture a nation at play, and explore the relationship between people and the places they visit.”
- ↑ Simon Roberts: We English Touring Exhibition (PDF). Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
- ↑ "Photographer Simon Roberts is official election artist". BBC News. 2010-03-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8577497.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-20.
- ↑ Election 2010: South Yorkshire. Retrieved on 2011-12-24. “During the 17 days of official campaigning, Simon travelled the country in a motor home. Using the old plate camera meant I could produce pictures which had a different feeling. They were always taken from an elevated position - the roof of the motor home”
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Simon Roberts (2011-04-29). Days of Reckoning. Retrieved on 2011-12-25.
- ↑ Winners. Ian Parry Scholarship. Retrieved on 24 April 2011.
- ↑ World Press Photo - List of winners 2010. Retrieved on 2010-02-13.
- ↑ O'Hagan, Sean (11 December 2011). Series: Observer critics' review of 2011 - The best photography of 2011: Sean O'Hagan's choice. The Observer. Retrieved on 2012-01-08. “Simon Roberts: We English Flowers East, London”
- ↑ The Election Project Newspaper. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
- Simon Roberts' web site
- List of photographic series by Simon Roberts at DMB Media
- The Election Project web site
- Interview with Simon Roberts at The Online Photographer
- Video interview with Simon Roberts at Lens Culture
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