Winterton photographer launches London exhibition

Photo as part of the River People exhibition

Photo as part of the River People exhibition - Credit: Archant

A photographer from Winterton has launched a photo exhibition in London.

Matthew Joseph, who attended Flegg High School and East Norfolk Sixth Form College, has had a busy few months.

The commercial and advertising photographer was recently awarded first place in the RICS 2016 Infrastructure Photography competition.

He is now to open up a exhibit entitled “River People” documenting the lives of people who use the tidal River Thames for work, leisure or travel.

The exhibition is supported by Tideway, the company behind the Thames Tideway Tunnel ‘super sewer’, whose civil engineers and technicians will be constructing the new sewer for the next 8 years in a bid to stop untreated sewerage overflowing into the Thames and support London’s growing population.

Working worldwide, his bold and vibrant style is commissioned by a range of clients across the advertising, corporate and editorial industries.

Mr Joseph said: “I have a great appreciation for the river Thames. Not only is it a hub of activity and crucial to our capital’s existence, but it also provides ever-changing inspiration for my work.

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“I’m of the opinion that the river is often overlooked and undervalued by the 8.6 million inhabitants and many more commuters that exist in London. Shooting the River People series was a chance for me to humanise the waterway and expose the many varied characters that make up the collective face of the tidal Thames - hopefully increasing awareness in the process.”

Phil Stride, External Affairs Director at Tideway, said: “Matthew’s photos perfectly capture the vast amount of opportunities London’s river provides - for leisure, recreation, employment and much more. We are delighted to be supporting Matthew in launching this exhibition in central London, just around the corner from the river it celebrates.”

River People runs until Friday, June 3, in the Library of ICE’s headquarters at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA.

It will be open to the public free of charge, Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.