Biography

Ben Roberts is a freelance photographer currently based in London. He has exhibited work in London, New York and Edinburgh. His editorial clients include Le Monde, Neon, The Fader, Amelia's Magazine and Day Four Magazine. He is represented worldwide by the Lisa Pritchard Agency.

In 2009 Ben was awarded the British Journal of Photography's "Project Assistance" Award, to help him continue his ongoing project covering the economic crisis in Spain.

He also contributes articles to the fine art photography blog, Insig.ht - http://insig.ht

Statement

"Although I was born and grew up in Birmingham, my mum and dad were from Essex and Yorkshire respectively. My mum's parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1974, 5yrs before I was born - so throughout my formative years, I spent far more time in Yorkshire than in Essex, where we would occasionally pay visits to my Great Aunts and Uncles, who lived in South Ockenden, near Grays.

Since moving to London I have visited Essex to photograph on a number of occasions, although with no fixed goals; When I heard about the What is England project, I saw it as an opportunity to make further trips to Essex to find out more about both my and my mother's roots in the county."