Chloe Dewe Mathews

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Chloe Dewe Mathews (born 1982) is a British documentary photographer, based in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_0

She is "best known for ambitious documentary projects that can take years of preparation." Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_1

Dewe Mathews has said "I am exploring ways in which to project the past on to the present". Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_2

Her series Shot at Dawn records sites where British, French and Belgian soldiers were executed for cowardice or desertion during the first world war. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_3

It was published as a book in 2014 and exhibited at Tate Modern and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_4

Her In Search of Frankenstein exhibition is showing at the British Library in 2018. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_5

Dewe Mathews' work is held in the collections of the British Council, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_6

Life and work Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_0

Dewe Mathews was born in 1982 in London. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_7

She studied fine art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_8

For her series Caspian, she walked around the Caspian Sea, through Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_9

Her series Shot at Dawn records many of the sites across France and Belgium where around 1000 British, French and Belgian soldiers were executed for cowardice or desertion during the first world war. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_10

She photographed each site at dawn, the time that most of the men were executed; close to the date on which they occurred; and from around the same vantage that they were shot. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_11

It was commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford as part of a commemorative art series, published as a book in 2014 and exhibited in various places. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_12

Dewe Mathews completed an artist's residency at the Verbier 3-D Foundation, Bagnes, Switzerland in 2016 on the topic of the so-called Year Without a Summer, a period of severe climate deterioration. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_13

This provided the backdrop for Mary Shelley when writing Frankenstein (1818) whilst staying in the same area. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_14

Dewe Mathews' series made there, In Search of Frankenstein, is concerned with contemporary environmental and social issues via the themes of Shelley's novel. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_15

She spent five years making Thames Log, a series about the variety of peoples' relationship with the River Thames. Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_16

Publications Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_1

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Publications with contributions by Dewe Mathews Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_3

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  • Conflict: Time: Photography. London: Tate, 2014. ISBN 978-1-84976-320-2. Edited by Simon Baker and Shoair Mavlian. Exhibition Catalogue.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_1_4

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Solo exhibitions Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_5

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  • Sunday Service, Tate Modern, London, 2014.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_2_5
  • Shot at Dawn, Stills, Edinburgh, 2014; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2015–2016; Ivorypress, Madrid, 2016.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_2_6
  • Congregation, Bosse & Baum, London, 2015.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_2_7
  • In Search of Frankenstein, British Library, London, 2018.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_2_8

Significant group exhibitions Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_6

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  • Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, 2014–2015. Included Shot at Dawn.Chloe Dewe Mathews_item_3_9

Awards Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_7

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Collections Chloe Dewe Mathews_section_8

Dewe Mathews' work is held in the following permanent public collections: Chloe Dewe Mathews_sentence_17

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Dewe Mathews.