A catalogue produced for the exhibition ‘Landscapes of Innocence and Experience‘ held at the Verey Gallery, Eton College, UK which ran from January – April 2015. The exhibition surveyed a number of works by Roberts looking at the British landscape.
The publication begins with a single image from Roberts’ Motherland series, an expansive social documentary project photographed across Russia between 2004 and 2005. This image marks a catalyst for Roberts and leads to a selection of photographs taken in Britain since Roberts returned there with a renewed interest in photographing his homeland.
The catalogue reproduces photographs from various series including We English, The Election Project, XXX Olympiad and Pierdom. The works demonstrate a sustained investigation by Roberts into the terrain and shorelines of his native country. The works picture the social practices and customs, cultural landmarks, economic and political theatre that define the space as uniquely British.
Also included is an essay by Martin Caiger-Smith from The Courtauld Institute of Art.
You can see a preview video of the catalogue here.