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 coincide with this exhibition, the photobook Thames Log will be co-published by Martin Parr Foundation and Loose Joints, due for release JAN 2021.
This exhibition is a part of the inaugural Bristol Photo Festival, a new biennial that celebrates the power and diversity of photography.