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 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.
Published to coincide with the Thames Log exhibition, on display at Martin Parr Foundation summer 2021.
Loose Joints and
Martin Parr Foundation
h240 x w295 mm
34 colour photographs
Text by Marina Warner
2021 Loose Joints Martin Parr Foundation Thames Log Chloe Dewe Mathews
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