Simon Roberts@simoncroberts

Photo miscellanea. Repped by @flowersgallery, @robertmorat, @mc2gallery & @galerie_heinzer_reszler. Contributor to @natgeo. New book #MerrieAlbion:

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, take a carriage ride through Windsor up ‘The Long Walk’ to Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018. Photographed for @time (details are a little lost at this size!). #royalwedding #royalwedding2018 #longwalk
Here is a poem released yesterday to mark the royal wedding by the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Long Walk

It should be private, the long walk
on bereavement’s hard stones;
and when people wave, their hands
should not be mobile phones,
nor their faces lenses;
so your heart dressed in its uniform.
On. Then one blessed step
and the long walk ended
where love had always been aimed,
her arrows of sweet flowers gifting
the air among bells- yes, they all looked-
and saying your name.


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I’m taking part in a few events around @photolondonfair today (17th March). At 2pm I’ll be in-conversation with curator Susanna Brown from the V&A - tickets available at Photo London reception. At 3.30 I’ll be doing a book signing of #MerrieAlbion at @dewi_lewis_publishing booth. Then tonight I’ll be part of panel discussion w/ @martinparrstudio, @davidhurnphoto & @sunilphoto at National Maritime Museum @royalmuseumsgreenwich from 6pm. Maybe see you at one of them! #davidhurnsfirstselfie #greatbritishseaside #photolondon2018


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Opening tonight @galerie_heinzer_reszler. Do join us from 6pm if you happen to be near #Lausanne! #newvedute #alternativepostcardsofitaly.


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‘Watching the Royal Wedding, Hyde Park, London, 29 April 2011’ from the series #MerrieAlbion. In anticipation for something similar happening next weekend!

The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey in London. Revellers in Hyde Park watched giant screens as the royal couple’s kiss on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony was televised. Catherine Middleton and father Michael were driven from the Goring Hotel to Westminster Abbey, passing Buckingham Palace, and travelling along the Mall. The route carried them past two of the Royal parks: Green Park and St James’ Park. It was the father of the modern British constitution, the nineteenth-century essayist Walter Bagehot, who once wrote, ‘A royal family sweetens politics by the seasonable addition of nice and pretty events’.


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My latest book, Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017), has been shortlisted for the Best Photography Book of the Year of PHotoEspaña​ 2018. It will on display at the Spanish National Library’s exhibition during the @photoespana_ 2018 festival in Madrid.

A committee of experts selected 57 publications, with 29 in the international category, among the more than 350 entries received during the call. The exhibition will take place between June 5th and August 29th; and both winners and finalists of Best 2018 Photobook Prize will be unveiled on June 11th. Huge thanks to all those who helped with the book, notably @bvwnr, @flowersgallery, @c_littlewood, @joepettetsmith, @brown3000, @inciteproject and @dewi_lewis_publishing. Signed copies available in the link in bio above. #MerrieAlbion


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#nomorepoppy


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#lonelypoppy


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I’m back in Italy at Tenuta Granducale di Montecchio, an 18th century estate built by Leopold II (Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany) whose fields are now dedicated to the cultivation of medical plants by @abocait. The estate is in the Tuscan hills, in an area which in the 13th century was already dedicated to producing medicinal herbs. In the 150 hectares there are abandoned colonial houses, an arboretum with 200 diverse species of trees, including extinct species that have been recovered, and a new breeding of silkworms setup, to produce silk. I’m here to photograph the activities for a book and exhibition project commissioned by @cortonaotm 2018 festival. #cortonaonthemove #italianlandscapes


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One last clip from the two-screen video piece ‘The City That Lost Its Sea’ part of a new series exploring the relationship between Southampton and the coast. It is narrated by author and Southampton resident, Philip Hoare.

Southampton owes its existence to the sea, but how many of its citizens even see the water, from day to day? The port’s development has seen its settlement successively recede from the sea that is its raison d’etre. In its economic success, the city has been disconnected by its own expansion from the element that sustains it. In the process, its stories have been concealed: narratives of identity and migration, of resource and exploitation. #thecitythatlostitssea #southampton


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A clip from a two-screen video piece ‘The City That Lost Its Sea’ part of a new series exploring the relationship between Southampton and its coastline. It is narrated by author and Southampton resident, Philip Hoare.

Southampton owes its existence to the sea, but how many of its citizens even see the water, from day to day? The port’s development has seen its settlement successively recede from the sea that is its raison d’etre. In its economic success, the city has been disconnected by its own expansion from the element that sustains it. In the process, its stories have been concealed: narratives of identity and migration, of resource and exploitation. #thecitythatlostitssea #southampton


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A clip from a two-screen video piece ‘The City That Lost Its Sea’ part of a new series exploring the relationship between Southampton and its coastline. It is narrated by author and Southampton resident, Philip Hoare.

Southampton owes its existence to the sea, but how many of its citizens even see the water, from day to day? The port’s development has seen its settlement successively recede from the sea that is its raison d’etre. In its economic success, the city has been disconnected by its own expansion from the element that sustains it. In the process, its stories have been concealed: narratives of identity and migration, of resource and exploitation. #thecitythatlostitssea #southampton


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May Day Morris Dancing at The Long Man of Wilmington, Windover Hill, East Sussex, UK. The summer dancing season for The Long Man Morris Men starts at dawn every May 1st. The group formed in 1978 to perpetuate the English folk dance tradition of Morris dancing. It is a date that was at the heart of British culture for centuries: May Day, the moment when spring enters full bloom and summer is a-coming in. Now, after a long decline in interest, traditional May Day activities are experiencing their own rebirth. The Guardian recently reported that the sales of maypoles are growing and the number of morris dancing teams is also on the rise. #weenglish #outakes #britishlandacape #mayday


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