My Normandy series is published in the September 2017 issue of the Italian magazine, Internazionale.
Image above: Red Road flats, Balornock, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2014.
A notorious, now partially demolished, complex of high-rise flats. Built in the 1960s, the flats were intended to house almost 5,000 people as part of an attempt to ease overcrowding and combat slum conditions. The six remaining blocks will be brought down in a one-off demolition in late 2015.
As new sustainable development goals are announced to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change, 10 photographers were chosen by Action/2015 to offer their perspectives on equality, with subjects ranging from the Awá tribe in Brazil to factory workers in Wisconsin.
Representing Britain, my three selected photographs examine the way in which the landscape can become a site of unease, a place where ideas of nationhood and what it means to be British are played out as diverse social groups inhabit and shape shared public spaces. My images for Action/2015 are my attempt to explore ideas of race equality in Britain and question how our often paradoxical attitude to immigration is played out.
Image above: Refugee Tales walk, Tatsfield, North Downs, England, June 2015.
RefugeeTales organises walks in solidarity with refugees and detainees, aimed at ending indefinite detention of immigrants in the UK.
You can view more press coverage here –
Image above: Wastwater, Wasdale, Cumbria, England, July 2014.
Teenage girls, on holiday from their home in Slough, have turned away from the sublime view to gather around the screen of a mobile phone.
Pierdom has been reviewed widely in the press since launching in September.
Here are links to a few:
PhotoEye, “Book Review: Pierdom,” 3 December 2013, Jenkins, Karen. (link)
Hotshoe, “Pierdom book review,” Issue 186 / Winter 2013.
Photography & Architecture, “Pierdom review,” 27 November 2013, Graham, Julie. (link)
Photomonitor, “Pierdom review,” November 2013, Atwell, Oliver. (link)
Slow Wear Journal, “Victorian Remains,” 18 November 2013. (link)
Klat Magazine, “Simon Roberts, Pierdom” 11 November 2013, Severo, Fabio. (link)
Gup Magazine, “Pierdom- Book Review,” 30 September 2013, Giostrelli, Sofia. (link)
Fad, “ART STUFF on a train #21: Pierdom,” 24 September 2013, Carey-Kent, Paul. (link)
One Stop Arts, “Simon Roberts: Pierdom at Flowers Gallery,” 23 September 2013, Harbour, Stacey. (link)
The Telegraph, “Review: Pierdom by Simon Roberts,” 29 October 2013, Newman, Cheryl. (link)
Wallpaper* Magazine, “Top shelf: 10 new books to flick through this autumn,” 28 October 2013, Bell, Jonathan. (link)
Morning Star, “Pier Pressures,” 14 September 2013, Hodgson, Francis.
Independent on Sunday, “Photography book review: Pierdom,” 15 September 2013. (link)
Architects’ Journal, “Welcome the onset of autumn with this seaside exhibition,” 9 September, 2013, Pallister, James. (link)
The Observer, “Pierdom: photography book of the month,” 1 September 2013, O’Hagan, Sean. (link)
Time Magazine Lightbox, “The Victorian Pleasure Piers of a British Summer,” 10 September 2013, Harris, Katie. (link)
BBC News Online, “Britain’s Piers in Focus,” 10 September 2013, Coomes, Phil. (link)
Camden Review, “Art Diary: Sea Here,” 29 August 2013, Smith, Amy. (link)
FT Weekend Magazine , “Piers of the Realm,” 24 August 2013, Hodgson, Francis. (link)
Aesthetica Magazine, “Iconic Britain- Pierdom at Flowers Gallery,” Issue 54 / August – September 2013. (link)
I have a series of photographs in the current issue of Outside Magazine taken in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. They accompany an article by McKenzie Funk examining the upcoming Winter Olympics.
“The Sochi Olympics Are a Five-Ring Mess- Determined that Russia will put on the most lavish Winter Games in history, Vladimir Putin has spent $51 billion, quashed environmental critics, and turned one of Europe’s most beautiful natural regions into a construction zone.”
Read the article and see more photographers here.
Pierdom is featured in this weekend’s FT Magazine prior to the book and exhibition launch at Flowers Gallery on 10 September.
You can see an online slideshow on the FT website and read an article by Francis Hodgson here.
The magazine spread can be download as a pdf here.
The Sunday Times Magazine features a series of my photographs of David Cameron today. You can read the Eleanor Mills’ article ‘I have problems with the Thatcher legacy’ here and download a pdf of the article here.
Some features and articles written about Let This Be A Sign exhibition:
An interview with Diane Smyth in the current issue of BJP (June 2012), which you can download here.
A feature in the current issue of Boat Magazine (June 2012), which you can download here.
Interview/slideshow on BBC News online (24 May 2012) here.
Interview/slideshow on The Telegraph’s website (29 May 2012) here.
Featured in the Aperture/In Focus section of Wired magazine (28 May 2012) here.
A shout-out in Time Out, London (29 May 2012) here.
An interview in Northwest Magazine (22 May 2012) here.
Feature in the Ham & High newspaper (10 May 2012), here.
Sue Steward gives 4 Stars in her review of the London Festival of Photography/ Let This Be A Sign exhibition in the Evening Standard (01 June 2012), here.