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A photographer has documented life along the Thames for the last five years

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

We like to think of the Thames as London's dirty old river, but it also runs through Oxford, Reading and Windsor – it's the longest river in England, dontcha know. Which means there's plenty to explore along the waterway. With this in mind, photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has spent the last five years documenting 'encounters and happenings' along the length of the river. As part of a series called 'Thames Log', she's photographed ship spotters, pagan gatherings and ash scattering ceremonies (among other things) to show the different ways in which people use the river.

The photographs are currently being made into a book, but you can see a selection of them on display at Estuary festival until September 30. 

Take a look at more photographs from the series:

Check out Chloe Dewe Mathews' website to see more of her work

Or find out more about Estuary festival

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