All About Photo Awards 2019

Simon Roberts

British Photographer | Born: 1974

Simon Roberts is a British photographic artist based in Brighton, UK. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues.

Roberts has been exhibited widely with We English touring to over thirty national and international venues. Heís had solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, and been included in numerous group exhibitions. Recent shows include Observers: British Photography and the British Scene (From the 1920s to Now) at Galeria de Arte SESI, Brazil, and Landmark: The Fields of Photography at Somerset House, London. His photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche BŲrse Art Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography.

In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards including the Vic Odden Award (2007) - offered for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer, along with bursaries from the National Media Museum (2007), John Kobal Foundation (2008) and grants from Arts Council England (2007, 2010, 2011, 2014). He was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the 2010 General Election on behalf of the UK Parliament. In 2012 he was granted access by the International Olympic Committee to photograph the London Olympics and most recently was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, UK (2013).

He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) - voted by Martin Parr as one of the best photography books of the past decade - and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).

One commentator has described his photographs as ďsubtle in their discovery and representation of forms of cultural character, which, upon closer inspection, reveal a richness of detail and meaning. They exhibit a disciplined compositional restraint, a richness of palette, and a wealth of narrative incident.

Also represented by MC2 Gallery
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts: We English
Author: Simon Roberts
Publisher: Chris Boot
Year: 2009 - Pages: 112
We English is the highly anticipated result of London-born photographer Simon Roberts' year-long journey around England. With his wife and daughter, Roberts caravanned around his country, documenting its landscapes, both natural and social, with a large format 4 x 5 camera. "There is no such thing as a definitive set of images that encapsulate Englishness," Roberts has said; "We English is about social landscapes but it is not about social or political analysis. It does not seek to define but simply to represent." Roberts, who was born in 1974, is informed by the photography of predecessors such as Tony Ray-Jones, John Davies and Martin Parr, by the Romantic tradition of English landscape painting, and--notably--by the paintings of Pieter Brueghel and L.S. Lowry. Roberts merges these influences with his own impulses, depicting the English at leisure in bucolic settings in a manner that is all his own, resulting in a work that is beautiful, accessible and heartwarming. We English is the most significant contribution to the photography of England since John Davies' The British Landscape (1979-2005). Following the critical success of Motherland (2007), this is Roberts' second book, superbly designed by the award-winning team at Fuel.
 
AAP Magazine #6 Black & White Contest
 
 

More Great Photographers To Discover

JaromŪr Funke
Nationality: Czech
Born: 1896 - Died: 1945
JaromŪr Funke (1896Ė1945) was a Modernist photographer and a leading figure in Czech photography during the 1920s and 30s. He was born in Skute? to a wealthy family. He studied medicine, law, and philosophy at the Charles University in Prague and the University of Bratislava but did not graduate and instead turned to photography. Funke was recognized for his play of ďphotographic gamesĒ with mirrors, lights, and insignificant objects, such as plates, bottles, or glasses, to (…)
 
Fang Tong
Nationality: Chinese/Canadian
Fang Tong is a Chinese-born Canadian. Currently she is living in Vancouver BC. Throughout her career, she has explored many aspects of traditional visual media - specifically oil painting, sculpture, installation art and digital media such as 2D and 3D design. The style of Fang's photography is between realist and surrealist. Everything that happens in her photos is based on real life but there are still some small amounts of odd or strange elements that are included in the (…)
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
Fang Tong
 
Pascal Maitre
Nationality: French
Born: 1955

From nationalgeographic.com
Born in BuzanÁais, France, in 1955, Pascal Maitre studied psychology before beginning a career in photojournalism in 1979. His numerous assignments have taken him all over the Earth, from Afghanistan to South America. His books, In the Heart of Africa and Madagascar: Travels in a World (…)
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre
 
JoŽl Tettamanti
Nationality: Swiss
Born: 1977

JoŽl Tettamanti was born in 1977 in Efok, Cameroon, and grew up in Lesotho and Switzerland. He studied photography at ECAL, Lausanne, where his teachers were Pierre Fantys and Nicolas Faure. Following his studies, he worked as an assistant to the photographer Guido Mocafico in Paris. Tettamanti is established as a commercial and media photographer for clients such as Wallpaper*, Kvadrat, and international architects. His work has been featured in solo and group (…)
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
 
Benjamin De Diesbach
Nationality: French/Swiss
Born: 1967
Franco-swiss, Benjamin de Diesbach was born in 1967 in Paris. He studied history and political sience. History remains a stong passion for him. As a photographer he started to work in the nineties for the record industry. At the same time, He worked on a series of photographs called "barocco portraits" ("protraits baroques"). These series were inspired by the painting of the fifteen century. Precise in his composition, Benjamin seeks to dramatize extreme situation and (…)
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
Benjamin De Diesbach
 
Shuwei Liu
Nationality: Chinese
Born: 1986
Born on 2nd February, 1986 ,in Hebei, China
He currently lives in Beijing , China

Group Exhibitions
2011 ďOriginal GiftĒ? Camera life 10-people-Exhibition ,Beijing, China
2012 Worbz Photo Exhibition by Yellow Pimento , Brussels , Belgium.
2013 NO MORE MONO , LDDC , Beijing , China

Press&Media
2009 Travel+Leisure ,Yoho, No.Music Magazine ,City Pictorial
2010 City Pictorial, Marie Claire, PSYCHOLOGIES, Travel+Leisure, Little Thing
2011 (…)
 
Mi Zhou
Nationality: Chinese/American
Born: 1962
Mi Zhou was born in 1962 in China, studied Civil Engineering in college. Following graduation, worked for 13 years as a field engineer for Chinese National Railroad Survey and Design Institute. In 1997, obtained Master degree in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology. From 1997 to 2004, worked as art director at Y&R /K&L advertising Inc., New York. Since 2004, resides in San Francisco, USA, working as freelance photographer, mainly focusing on personal (…)
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
Mi Zhou
 
Karen Knorr
Nationality: American
Born: 1954

Karen Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London. Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film (…)
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
 
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Nationality: French
Born: 1962
Pierre de Vallombreuse was born in Bayonne in 1962. In twenty-five years of travel to all continents, he made a photographic collection of 41 indigenous peoples, with more than 130,000 photographs, paying tribute to their diversity.

In contact with Joseph Kessel, a French author and traveler, de Vallombreuse felt a very early desire to be a witness of his time. In 1984, he entered the …cole Nationale Supťrieure des Arts Dťcoratifs in Paris with the idea of becoming a (…)
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
Pierre De Vallombreuse
 
AAP Magazine #6 Black & White Contest
 
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Discover the 5th Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
The Jules Maeght Gallery is a contemporary art gallery who seeks to engage the San Francisco community by infusing European artists, young and established alike, into a diverse, multimedia dialogue.
 
TAKES U TO THE NEXT LEVEL
 
Since 2005, your guide through contemporary art from a French perspective to let you make exciting choices