Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North is a conference hosted by the Photography group in the Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University.

I will be giving a keynote talk about my work in Russia, notably from Motherland and Polyarnye Nochi.

The conference runs from 4-5 July, 2016 and explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

Themes addressed will include:
• The diversity of regional representations of the Northern Landscape – North Britain, Canada, the Arctic regions, Northern Europe, the Nordic countries, Siberia
• A range of critical themes – the peopled, vernacular, landscape;  the Anthropocene; wilderness landscapes; landscape photography as a record of actuality or as conceived and imagined
• Contemporary practice as well as the historical development of landscape photography
• The relationship to painting, to the Northern Renaissance, and to the Sublime

The exhibition – to be held in the SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University – will open with a private view on July 4th and will then be open to the public until July 31st.

You can view the full conference programme here-

As part of Photo Hastings I will be giving an artist talk about the work I have produced over the past decade exploring ideas of the British landscape.

October 16, 7pm, Stade Hall, Hastings

The talk is free to attend.

More information here.

The National Photography Symposium 2014 takes place in Birmingham from 12 June 2014, 14:00 – 14 June 2014, 17:00, during which I’ll be giving a keynote talk on Thursday 12th.

You can view details along with the full schedule of events & talks here.

Tuesday 15 April 2014, from 19.00
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We are pleased to announce that renowned British photographer and Photofusion Patron Simon Roberts will be giving an artist talk to Photofusion Members.

More information about

the talk here.

I’m delighted to be giving a public lecture at the renowned George Eastman House on Saturday 9th November. The lecture is part of the Museum’s Wish You Were Here series.

More details here:

The Wish You Were Here photography lecture series features renowned photographers sharing images and stories that invite you to explore new destinations or revisit favorite ones.

Lectures are held in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. Admission is $6 ($3 students), free for members. Artists will sign their books following the lectures. Books are available in the Eastman House Store.

Wish You Were Here is generously supported by museum member Thomas N. Tischer.

The lecture will be held in the Dryden Theatre at 2pm. Admission is $6 ($3 students), free for members. A book signing will take place afterwards.

Alt. +1000, the festival of contemporary photography in Rossinière, Switzerland, is running a workshop with the British photographer Simon Roberts. During the week of August 26th, both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share and explore their visions of photography in the beautiful landscape of the Swiss Alps.

About the workshop

The Alt. +1000 workshop takes place in the charming village of Rossinière. The workshop is an intense experience lasting five days. It welcomes a maximum of 10 participants, ensuring personal attention for each person.

We are looking for a diverse range of professional or amateur participants who are interested in traditional or experimental landscape photography. Taking into account individual level and needs, Simon Roberts will encourage everyone to look, critique and develop their ideas and approaches to image making. The workshop will encourage creativity and benefit from the great experience of a master photographer. During the day, participants will discover and photograph in the Rossinière area. In the evening, everybody will gather for dinner, where they will share their experiences.

The workshop will be held from August 26 to 29, 2013. Arrival date in Rossinière: August 25. Departure date: August 30 (after breakfast).

Inscription deadline: August 1, 2013.

For further information about the workshop, please download the document: WORKSHOP 2013 Terms&Conditions

About the festival

The village of Rossinière in the foothills of the Swiss Alps is reputed for its 17th- and 18th- century architecture and its verdant setting. The photography festival contrasts this vernacular village identity with the questioning, inquisitive and provocative viewpoints of contemporary imagemakers.

“High Altitude”, is both the name and the theme of the third edition of the Alt. +1000 festival. It brings together emerging and noted photographers around a rich and varied subject. In Summer 2011, 10 exhibitions featuring 40 international artists were held in various spaces of the village of Rossinière. This year, 12 exhibitions are organized on the theme of altitude, and invite us to look at the world from another point of view.

Image: Blackpool High Street, 2008 © Simon Roberts.

I will be giving a talk at the University of Nottingham, School of Geography as part of their research seminar program.


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The School is at the forefront of research into Cultural Geography. Work by Stephen Daniels , David Matless, Briony McDonagh, Susanne Seymour and Charles Watkins has explored the relationship between the design, representation and experience of landscape and the formation of personal, local, national and imperial identities in England from the 16th century to the present day. This longstanding English focus in work at Nottingham has been supplemented by Alex Vasudevan’s research on the landscapes of contemporary photography



I will be doing an artist talk on behalf of the North East Photography Network at the Mining Institute in Newcastle on 5th December to discuss my practice and recent projects.  The talk will start at 18.30 and will be followed by refreshments in the Library.

The event is free however booking is requested. Please register via eventbrite here.