Gordon Brown, Labour, Rochdale, 28th April 2010 (Rochdale constituency)
To coincide with the upcoming General Election, Photofusion are
exhibiting Simon Roberts' series The Election Project.
In 2010, Roberts was selected as the official British Election
Artist, an appointment made by the House of Commons and
commissioned by the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art,
to create an historic record of the UK General Election. Simon was
the first photographic artist to be chosen.
Traversing the length and breadth of the country in a motorhome
during the official 24 days of electioneering, Roberts aimed to
capture as many political parties, in as wide a variety of
constituencies as possible.
In the spirit of We English he continued to use a
tripod-mounted, large format plate camera, often shooting from the
top of his vehicle. This allowed him a wide field of view, far
removed from the up close and personal shots that are familiar from