1. Simon Roberts, Blackpool Promenade, Lancashire, 24th July 2008. © Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts’ images explore the shared idiosyncrasies of a nation. By documenting the regions and events that define the British social landscape, the photographer conflates past and present and taps into the collective consciousness. Chronicling the communal quotidian, the images often disrupt traditional notions of the picturesque by responding to contemporary political events.
At Flowers Gallery, London, from 19 January. Find out more: www.flowersgallery.com.