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Another book to continue with: Simon Roberts photographs from his "Merrie Albion" series are included in "Civilization" curated by William A. Ewing and Holly Russel and published by Thames & Hudson.

The exhibition "Civilization: The Way We Live Now" in which some of Simon’s works are shown is on view at Flowers Gallery in London until December 22, 2018.

Among the photographers under consideration: Olivo Barbieri, Peter Bialobrzeski, Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Mitch Epstein, Lee Friedlander, Lauren Greenfield, Chris Jordan, Nadav Kander, An-My Lê, Richard Misrach, Robert Polidori, Simon Roberts, Toshio Shibata, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Massimo Vitali, etc.

The exhibition will also tour in the following venues:
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM), Marseille, France

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Foto de @ simoncroberts | A fraturação do gás de xisto apenas começou pela primeira vez no Reino Unido desde que foi ligada a terremotos em 2011. A prática de recuperar gás e petróleo da rocha de xisto provou ser controversa com muitos manifestantes na Grã-Bretanha tentando deter a exploração de novos locais. Últimos anos. A aldeia de Balcombe, em Sussex, viu vários confrontos entre a polícia e manifestantes anti-frustração com os habitantes locais e membros do movimento nacional Frack Off, que se opõe aos planos de exploração de gás de petróleo. Aqui, os manifestantes no campo de ação "No Dash for Gas" podem ser vistos tentando impedir a entrega de um aparelho de transporte de veículos à unidade de Balcombe em 2013.

Siga @ simoncroberts para ver mais fotografias desta série e outras obras. #simonroberts #merriealbion #britishlandscape #nodashforgas #ukfracking #balcombe #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Fracking for shale gas has just begun for the first time in the UK since it was linked with earthquakes in 2011. The practice of recovering gas and oil from shale rock has proved controversial with many protestors in Britain trying to halt exploration of new sites over the past few years. The village of Balcombe in Sussex has seen several confrontations between police and anti-fracking protesters with both local inhabitants and members of the Frack Off national movement opposing petroleum gas exploration plans. Here protestors in the ‘No Dash for Gas’ Action Camp' can be seen trying to prevent a vehicle delivering apparatus to the Balcombe site back in 2013.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #merriealbion #britishlandscape #nodashforgas #ukfracking #balcombe #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Fracking for shale gas has just begun for the first time in the UK since it was linked with earthquakes in 2011. The practice of recovering gas and oil from shale rock has proved controversial with many protestors in Britain trying to halt exploration of new sites over the past few years. The village of Balcombe in Sussex has seen several confrontations between police and anti-fracking protesters with both local inhabitants and members of the Frack Off national movement opposing petroleum gas exploration plans. Here protestors in the ‘No Dash for Gas’ Action Camp' can be seen trying to prevent a vehicle delivering apparatus to the Balcombe site back in 2013.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #merriealbion #britishlandscape #nodashforgas #ukfracking #balcombe #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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A print from my #MerrieAlbion series joins work of previous @ianparryscholar on the banks of the River Thames outside City Hall @London_Cityhall. 'World As Image' is a large month-long group exhibition showcasing 16 photographer's work curated by @rebeccamcclelland
The photographers within the exhibition are: Adriana Loureiro Fernanzez, Andrew Renneisen, Ivor Prickett, Ed Ou and Kitra Cahana, Hosam Katan, Heba Khamis, Yuyang Liu, Tafadwa Ufumel, Simon Roberts, Matt Eich, Liz Hingley, Mushfiqul Alam, Sharafat Ali, Marcus Bleasdale and congratulations to this year’s winners @ezra_acayan and @salahuddinahmed01.


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A print from my #MerrieAlbion series joins work of previous @ianparryscholar on the banks of the River Thames outside City Hall @London_Cityhall. 'World As Image' is a large month-long group exhibition showcasing 16 photographer's work curated by @rebeccamcclelland
The photographers within the exhibition are: Adriana Loureiro Fernanzez, Andrew Renneisen, Ivor Prickett, Ed Ou and Kitra Cahana, Hosam Katan, Heba Khamis, Yuyang Liu, Tafadwa Ufumel, Simon Roberts, Matt Eich, Liz Hingley, Mushfiqul Alam, Sharafat Ali, Marcus Bleasdale and congratulations to this year’s winners @ezra_acayan and @salahuddinahmed01.


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Tomorrow at 7pm | Artist talk and book signing with @simoncroberts @MartinParrFDN in Bristol. Roberts will discuss his newest work ‘Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island’.

Full details and tickets - https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/events/simon-roberts/

Image: Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, 24 March 2017.

#SimonRoberts #MerrieAlbion #MartinParrFoundation


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #6 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #5 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #4 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #3 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #2 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #1 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Boys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Boys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Repost @natgeo Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Boys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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‘Appley Beach, Ryde, Isle of Wight’ from my series #MerrieAlbion, which is included in the group exhibition The Great British Seaside on show at the National Maritime Museum London until 30 September @royalmuseumsgreenwich. #GBSeaside #sayingoodbyetosummer


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
In the week Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU, ramblers explore the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. For many, the Seven Sisters between the Seaford and Eastbourne coastline are symbolic of Britain; they were recently voted one of the top twenty breath-taking views in the UK. As Stephen Purcell, who teaches English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, comments, ‘The cliffs are used in the play to symbolize a boundary, one between the known and the unknown. That’s what the cliffs represent to many, a boundary between land and sea, high and low, between Britain and the outside.’ In June 2017, two massive rock falls took place in less than twenty-four hours along the chalk cliffs, sending tons of rock crashing into the sea, and outlining the fragility of this landscape.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #southdowns #whitecliffs #beachyhead #britishlandscape #britishcoast #southdownscountrypark


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The Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset from the series #MerrieAlbion.
British summer months are prime agricultural and county show time. Part tradition, part joyous eccentricity, a county show is a celebration of the countryside: from floral arrangements to sheep shearing, the British Cider Championships to cheese displays. The Royal Bath and West Show is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country often welcoming over 150,000 attendees. The historic show is organized by the Royal Bath and West of England Society; it was founded in 1852, and toured the country before a permanent home was established at Shepton Mallet. Each year a member of the Royal Family visits. Here Princess Anne can be seen here presenting a rosette to the ‘British Limousin Champion’ in the Exhibitor Breed Beef Group. 
Follow @lifestyle.zzz  to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts#britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland#royalbathandwestshow #sheptonmallet#agriculturalshow


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.

The Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset from the series #MerrieAlbion.
British summer months are prime agricultural and county show time. Part tradition, part joyous eccentricity, a county show is a celebration of the countryside: from floral arrangements to sheep shearing, the British Cider Championships to cheese displays. The Royal Bath and West Show is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country often welcoming over 150,000 attendees. The historic show is organized by the Royal Bath and West of England Society; it was founded in 1852, and toured the country before a permanent home was established at Shepton Mallet. Each year a member of the Royal Family visits. Here Princess Anne can be seen here presenting a rosette to the ‘British Limousin Champion’ in the Exhibitor Breed Beef Group.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #royalbathandwestshow #sheptonmallet #agriculturalshow


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Members of the Dickens Society enjoy a dip in the sea whilst wearing authentic Victorian bathing suits (Broadstairs, UK) from the series #MerrieAlbion. The Broadstairs Dickens Festival was founded in 1937 to commemorate the centenary of Dickens’s birth. Dickens visited Broadstairs frequently; it was his favourite seaside summer escape between 1837 and 1859, and he called it ‘Our English Watering Place’. Gladys Waterer, who at the time of the founding of the Dickens Festival lived in Dickens House, conceived of the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield, and publicizing it by having people wear Victorian dress about the town. The festival has been held annually ever since, with the only exception being the Second World War years.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more work from this series and other works. @flowersgallery @natgeo
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #dickensfestival #dickens #broadstairs #flowersgallery #victorians #britishlandscape #britishseaside #britishcoast


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Red Road Flats, Balornock, Glasgow, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

When the eight Red Road flats were built in 1967 they were seen as the answer to Glasgow’s housing shortage and the clearance of the slums, but as time went on the high-rise buildings became synonymous with serious gang crime, drug dealing, and suicides, not to mention health and safety risks (there is asbestos throughout the structure). By the 1990s, residents included refugees from Kosovo, Africa, Iran, Iraq, and the former Soviet Union, housed in the Red Road by asylum charities. As part of a regeneration programme, the Glasgow Housing Association announced in 2005 its intention to demolish the tallest block, and phased demolition was planned for the remaining high-rises. The flats were brought down by controlled explosion in 2015.
Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.

#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #glasgow #redroadflats


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Participants in the 2015 Refugee Tales Walk follow the North Downs Way through the village of Oxted, UK. Taking its name from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Refugee Tales is an annual event organized by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. Its aim is to reclaim the pastoral southeast English landscape for a vocabulary of hospitality and welcome. The tales of refugees who have directly experienced the UK’s immigration detention and asylum system are told and shared, aiming to show what indefinite detention means. In June 2015, the Refugee Tales project walked from Dover to Crawley along the North Downs Way in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigration detainees. Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group was set up in 1995 when the UK Immigration Service began to detain people at a small holding centre near Gatwick Airport. This years' walk takes place between Saturday 7th July and Wednesday 11th July

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #merriealbion #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #refugeetaleswalk #gatwickdetaineeswelfaregroup


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Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Participants in the 2015 Refugee Tales Walk follow the North Downs Way through the village of Oxted, UK. Taking its name from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Refugee Tales is an annual event organized by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. Its aim is to reclaim the pastoral southeast English landscape for a vocabulary of hospitality and welcome. The tales of refugees who have directly experienced the UK’s immigration detention and asylum system are told and shared, aiming to show what indefinite detention means. In June 2015, the Refugee Tales project walked from Dover to Crawley along the North Downs Way in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigration detainees. Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group was set up in 1995 when the UK Immigration Service began to detain people at a small holding centre near Gatwick Airport. This years' walk takes place between Saturday 7th July and Wednesday 11th July

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #merriealbion #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #refugeetaleswalk #gatwickdetaineeswelfaregroup


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Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge


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Refugee Tales Walk, North Downs Way, Oxted, 2015 from the series #MerrieAlbion.
Taking its name from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Refugee Tales is an annual event organized by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. Its aim is to reclaim the pastoral southeast English landscape for a vocabulary of hospitality and welcome. The tales of refugees who have directly experienced the UK’s immigration detention and asylum system are told and shared, aiming to show what indefinite detention means. In June 2015, the Refugee Tales project walked from Dover to Crawley along the North Downs Way in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigration detainees. Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group was set up in 1995 when the UK Immigration Service began to detain people at a small holding centre near Gatwick Airport. This years walk takes place between Saturday 7th July and Wednesday 11th July

@refugeetales #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapesutdiesofasmallisland #refugeetaleswalk #gatwickdetaineeswelfaregroup


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