Desert Island Pics – Simon Roberts
11am, Saturday 24 January 2015
London Art Fair
Award-winning British photographer Simon Roberts is best known for his expansive large-format photographs and an approach to creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, communicating on social, economic and political issues with projects such as Pierdom (2010-13), The Election Project (2010), We English (2007-8) and Motherland (2004-5).
He has published and exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography. In 2010 he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the General Election on behalf of the UK Parliamentary Art Collection. Most recently he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
Desert Island Pics is an ongoing series of Photoworks talks, loosely based on the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Previous castaways including Martin Parr, Alison Jackson and Jeremy Deller.
In this talk for London Art Fair 2015, Simon will reveal the eight photographs he’d like to have with him if castaway on a desert island. He’ll discuss his choices and how they reflect his life and career with our regular Desert Island Pics host Stephen Bull.
Find out more at simoncroberts.com