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Simon Roberts „Eastborne Pier“, East Sussex, September 2011
Simon Roberts „Blackpool South Pier“, Lancashire, July 2008, Courtesy the artist and Robert Morat Gallery
Simon Roberts „Clevedon Pier #C“, Somerset, February 2011, Courtesy the artist and Robert Morat Gallery
Simon Roberts „Clevedon Pier #A“, Sommerset, February 2011, Courtesy the artist and Robert Morat Gallery
Simon Roberts „Southend-on-Sea Pier“, Essex, October 2011, Courtesy the artist and Robert Morat Gallery

Simon Roberts | PIERDOM

Nov 01, 2013 — Jan 11, 2014

ROBERT MORAT
Paris Fair Exhibitor
Los Angeles Fair Exhibitor

Kleine Reichenstrasse 1
20457 hambourg
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T +49 40 32 870 890
www.robertmorat.de
Fax +49 40 32 870 891

Opening Reception on Friday,
November 1 2013 at 8pm

As in previous work, notably "Motherland" (2007) and "We English" (2009), British photographer Simon Roberts examines cultural-historical questions of national identity and the attachment of people to their land through his large format landscape photographs. "Perhaps the most promising British image maker in years", as German Photo Magazine called him in 2010, traveled across England over the last years, visiting coastal towns and producing a series of photographs of the pleasure piers built since Victorian times. Originally planned as landing strips for steam boats, the piers soon became destinations themselves with cafes and souvenir shops, symbols of the longing for leisure, fresh air and holiday fun. And as always, the longing places tell much about the reality in the time of industrialization in the mid -19th Century.

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