Mandy Williams

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Riverbed Stories
by Mandy Williams
Riverbed Stories documents the riverbeds beside the industrial area of Erith, South London and Dartford, Kent. These black and white photographs from 2014 concentrate on the mattresses that lie semi-submerged in water, or abandoned in the long grass along the banks. They are objects that remind us of past intimacies and human presence, traditional domestic symbols transplanted to a contemporary landscape. The images aim to communicate the environmental destruction that is happening along this river. In an area of natural beauty, these riverbeds tell a story about the ethics of the waste disposal companies and the local council’s difficulty in protecting the environment.
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