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Lens Culture Conversations with Photographers — Video Interview
British Photographer Simon Roberts chooses to embark on long-term, in-depth visual studies of people and the places they live. He describes his work as socio-documentary photography, which when viewed as a whole, can be seen as a rich, subjective source of visual anthropology of contemporary life.
His first year-long study of contemporary Russia and Russians in 2005 was published in 2007 as the highly-acclaimed photobook Motherland.
For his second multi-year project, he chose to focus on the idea of "Leisure" in all corners of his own country, England. The resulting book, We English, was just published in October 2009.
Simon Roberts spoke with Lens Culture editor Jim Casper about his work in this interview recorded in November 2009.
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