Thames Mudlarks have been rummaging the riverbed for many years. Historically, they have scoured the river Thames in an attempt to find objects in which they could sell for a living. The modern Mudlark explores the Thames to unearth some of the rich history left behind. They are inter-tidal archaeologists. Matthew Smith explores the modern-day Mudlark through portraiture, landscape and still life. The project depicts the fascination and commitment behind the process of mudlarking. Smith is able through his photography to bring you, the viewer, into their world of treasures. There is a subtlety and depth within Smith's work which defines and expresses the Mudlark's passion.
Andra Chiru • Evan Higham-Gray • Mon-Jia Liu • Paulo Madureira • Caroline Rooke • Matthew Smith •