Simon Roberts Road Trip, Altai Mountains, Russia, 2005


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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 inches

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About this work:

“I really like this image’ says Roberts, ‘It was shot during my trip in Russia, but wasn’t included in the book Motherland. 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 petite 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:

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK. Widely recognised for his large-format, tableaux photographs of the British landscape, his practice also encompasses video, text and installation work, which together, interrogate notions of identity and belonging, and the complex relationship between history, place and culture.

He has exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2010 he was appointed the official British Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a visual record of the General Election on behalf of the UK Parliamentary Art Collection; and in 2014 he represented Britain during the UK-Russia Year of Culture. He has been commissioned to make several large-scale public artworks and recognised with numerous awards including an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society, the Vic Odden Award and grants from Arts Council England and the John Kobal Foundation.

He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009), Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013) and Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017), his work has also been profiled and published widely including in the New Yorker, Granta, National Geographic, ArtForum, Wallpaper, amongst others.

This image was printed by Spectrum Photographic.

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© Simon Roberts, Road trip, Altai Mountains, Russia, 2005

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