Ganesh Visarjan, Richmond, 2015 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Ganesh Visarjan, Shoeburyness, 2012 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

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

Mass Baptism, Southend, 2013 © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Thames Log
Exhibition Opening


Join Chloe Dewe Mathews, Martin Parr and the MPF team for the opening of Thames Log, on display at Martin Parr Foundation 14 JAN to 04 APR 2021.

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. Over the course of five years 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.

To ensure we can safely welcome you to the gallery, you must book a one hour time slot within which to view the show. Slots will run from 16.30 to 20.00 and Chloe will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions and discuss the work.

Only visit when you, and everyone in your party, feels well and are symptom free. You must wear a face mask in the MPF gallery unless you are medically exempt. If you have any questions or concerns about the event please get in touch via


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only book if you intend to join as spaces are limited