Roberts, 34, is an award-winning British photographer whose work has been shown everywhere from the pages of Granta to the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai. He spent a year photographing Russia in all its variety for his book “Motherland”, published last year. One of the pictures shown here appeared in the book; the others are being published for the first time.
Pictured: Murmansk, North-West Russia
The bridge crosses a railway yard, used to transport radioactive substances. Roberts says: “The human figures that populate the landscape appear dwarfed by the very things that they have created.”