PRINT: Road Trip, Altai Mountains, Russia 2005 by Simon Roberts – Ltd Edition Fundraising Print
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Road Trip Altai Mountains, Russia, 2005 by Simon Roberts
C-type digital print on Fuji crystal archive matte paper
From an edition of 50, numbered and signed on the reverse
Paper size: 14 x 11”
Photoworks Members £135 +p&p
About the edition: ‘I really like this image’ says Simon, ‘It was shot during my trip in Russia, but wasn’t included in the book Motherland. It has been published once for a special issue in the New Yorker magazine. The photograph was taken in the Altai Mountains in Southern Siberia on the border with Mongolia in May 2005. It’s a very sparse landscape with few inhabited places around. We’d been camping overnight and were heading towards the Katunsky mountain range (in the distance). Seemingly out of nowhere this petit orange car, crammed full of passengers and luggage, came hurtling past, music blaring, following a dirt track across the taiga towards the Kazakh village of Tebelir. Moments later they had disappeared over the horizon and we were left alone once again. Very surreal.’
About Simon Roberts: (b 1974) is a British photographic artist whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. His large format photographs are taken with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individual bodies and groups to the landscape to be clearly observed, and echoes the visual language of history painting.
He has 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. 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.
He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) – voted as one of the best photography books of the past decade – and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).