Simon Roberts will be joining NEPN at the Mining Institute this December to discuss his practice and recent projects. The talk will start at 18.30 and will be followed by refreshments in the Library.
Simon Roberts (b. 1974) studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996). His photographs have been exhibited widely with recent solo shows at the National Media Museum, UK, EX3 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Italy, and Centro Brasileiro Britânico, Brazil. They are represented in major public and private collections, including the Deutsche Börse Art Collection, George Eastman House and Wilson Centre for Photography. In recognition for his work, Roberts has received several awards including the Vic Odden Award – offered for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer – bursaries from the National Media Museum and the John Kobal Foundation. Most recently he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee (2010) to produce a record of the UK General Election. He has published two critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007) and We English (Chris Boot, 2009).