Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 3 October 2015 - 21 February 2016

Can anything sum up British national identity more powerfully than the pleasure pier? For the past two centuries the piers of Britain have traced our relationship with the seaside and our economic and social history. Forty photographs from Pierdom, Simon Roberts’ three-year quest to document all of Britain’s remaining pleasure piers, are exhibited together for the first time at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery until 21 Februray 2016.

Watch a short You Tube video introduction to the Pierdom series here

Click here to buy Simon Roberts’ Photoworks fundraising edition.

To discover which eight photographs Simon would take with him to a desert island, click here.


Pierdom © Simon Roberts, 2015


Teignmouth Grand Pier, Devon, July 2011

Teignmouth Grand Pier Pier #A, 2011 © Simon Roberts, Courtesy Flowers Gallery

Southwold Pier, Suffolk, June 2012

Southwold Pier #A, 2012 © Simon Roberts, Courtesy Flowers Gallery

Southend-on-Sea Pier, Essex, October 2011

Southend-on-Sea Pier, 2011 © Simon Roberts, Courtesy Flowers Gallery
For more information about the show, please click here

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