Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. His large format photographs are taken with great technical precision, often from elevated positions. The distanced vantage point allows the relationship of individual bodies and groups to the landscape to be clearly observed, and echoes the visual language of historic painting. His work has been exhibited widely with solo shows at the National Media Museum (Bradford), Museum and Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow) and resides in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House and Deutsche Börse Art Collection. He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis, 2013). In 2010 he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the 2010 General Election on behalf of the UK Parliament. He was the only art photographer granted access to the 2012 London Olympics. Recent collaborations include work with Oxfam International in the Philippines; shooting the first global advertising campaign for Citizen Watch; several commissions for the New York Times T Magazine; and a 3-year public arts commission for the Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital.