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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