Morris Dancing on May Day Morning, Oxford, 2013 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Mass Baptism, Southend, 2013 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Reading the Sunday Papers, Grays, 2011 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Ganesh Visarjan, Shoeburyness, 2012 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Thames Log by Chloe Dewe Mathews. Published by Loose Joints and Martin Parr Foundation.

Chloe Dewe Mathews
MPF Photochat Live

Chloe Dewe Mathews will be joined by Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery) to discuss Thames Log, Chloe’s latest work created over five years of photographing up and down the river Thames.

In Thames Log, Chloe Dewe Mathews examines the ever-changing nature of our relationship to water. From the source of the river Thames to its mouth, Chloe has photographed people enacting a range of rituals and routines at the water’s edge. She has observed traditional, collective ceremonies as well as privately improvised acts; from ship spotting, mud larking and ceremonial boat burning, to Pentecostal baptisms, coracle missions and teenage rites of passage.

Thames Log is on display at Martin Parr Foundation 20 MAY to 29 AUG and Thames Log the photobook has been published by Loose Joints and Martin Parr Foundation.

Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, curator, presenter, producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator.


10.06.2021, 7pm BST

This event will take place via Zoom and last approx. 1hr

£3 / £5 / £10

Please pay what you can afford

Bookings close 10 JUN, 5PM BST