Chloe Dewe Mathews’s photographic project Thames Log examines the ever-changing nature of our relationship to water, from ancient pagan festivities through to the rituals of modern life.

I encountered this as an open-air exhibition in Christ Church Meadows during the lockdown summer of 2021—the photos mounted on boards on the edge of the river they document, captioned meticulously with the Doves Type famously relegated to the Thames in its own ritual in 1917. A poignant reminder of our connection to people via the river we share, at a time of forced separation.

(Via Chloe Dewe Mathews on her five-year project capturing the River Thames)