Simon Roberts – The English at Play

Brighton-based photographer Simon Roberts travelled the length and breadth of England in a motorhome for his book We English – in which he tries to capture a nation at play, and explore the relationship between people and the places they visit.

The exhibition is currently on tour – and about to arrive in Simon’s home city. So here, with summer just around the corner, see what he discovered as he studied the English enjoying their free time.

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We English is at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from 8 May to 8 August 2011, and at MAC Birmingham from 28 May to 17 July 2011.


Click ‘show captions’ for image information. Images copyright Simon Roberts.

Music by ELO, Take that and courtesy KPM Music. Includes audio from BBC Sound Effects.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 23 April 2011.


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