In Conversation: Simon Roberts and David Chandler
6 March, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Simon Roberts, Annual Eton College Procession of Boats, River Thames, Windsor, Berkshire, 2016
To coincide with the exhibition and publication Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island, Flowers Gallery will host a panel discussion with exhibiting artist, Simon Roberts and contributing Professor of Photography David Chandler.
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences.
Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer based in Brighton, UK. He originally studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996), a subject which has informed much of his subsequent photographic practice. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues.
Roberts has been exhibited widely with We English touring to over thirty national and international venues. He's had solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, and been included in numerous group exhibitions. Recent shows include Observers: British Photography and the British Scene (From the 1920s to Now) at Galeria de Arte SESI, Brazil, and Camera Work at Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome. His photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche B̦orse Art Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography.
David Chandler is a Professor of Photography at Plymouth University. His interest in photography began within the context of art history and has been developed since 1982 through various curatorial roles in museums and galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery, London (1982-88) and The Photographers' Gallery, London (1988-95). Chandler currently works principally as a writer, editor and curator, in the fields of contemporary photography, photographic history and the visual arts.
Please join us on Tuesday 6th March from 6-8pm at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP.
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