The London Festival of Photography is taking place all this month, and among the exhibitions on show is the chance to see Simon Roberts' latest body of work, Let This Be A Sign, which documents how the UK has been coping during the vast social and economic changes of the past few years. Roberts' exhibition is currently on show at the Swiss Cottage Gallery.
In particular, the work looks at the sharp return of the protest movement in the country, following a period of political apathy, and Roberts is also encouraging visitors to engage with the exhibition by sharing their experiences of the recession and its effects. They can do this either by physically leaving messages on the 'public wall' of the gallery or via Twitter, using the hashtag, #LetThisBeASign. Roberts has also been collecting protest signs relating to the recession, and has displayed a number of these in the space, alongside his photographs.
Let This Be A Sign is Roberts' most recent series to explore life in the UK. Previously he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons in 2010, and he also created the hugely popular series We English, where he travelled across the UK in a motorhome between 2007 and 2008, photographing the English at lesiure. To view this work and more, visit simoncroberts.com.
Let This Be A Sign is on at the Swiss Cottage Gallery until July 1. For more on the London Festival of Photography, visit lfph.org.