Each story has been recreated in lavish detail, with costumed actors imaginatively recreating historic events such as Annette Kellerman’s controversial appearance in a one-piece bathing suit, and the 1928 flooding of the Tate Gallery. Fullerton-Batten’s series of photographs also focus on more recent river stories including the whale that appeared in 2006, and this year’s Durga Puja – a Hindu festival that sees a Durga effigy immersed in water (something only infrequently permitted in the Thames).
The photographer says she’s been fascinated by the river since moving from Germany as a teenager, and living close to the banks of the Thames in Oxford, where it’s known as the Isis.
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