Polling station, Goodman Park, Slough, 6th May 2010, Slough constituency © Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts was the first photographer commissioned as the official election artist for the 2010 General Election in the United Kingdom.
“I wanted to move away from the media’s traditional approach of concentrating almost exclusively on the three main party leaders. I was more interested in exploring the experiences of the smaller political parties and independent candidates standing in marginal constituencies around the country. Moreover, I intended my photographs to be a captivating investigation of the British landscape, as well as the political campaign that was unfolding in it.” —Simon Roberts
The series of 25 images from The Election Project will be on view from September 15 at Parliament’s Portcullis House in London.