Following the success of last year’s Totally Thames 2017 ‘London’s Boatyards/ Working River’ project, I am pleased to be commissioned again by the Thames Festival Trust to be part of Totally Thames 2018 to create portraits of previous winners and participants of the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, the oldest rowing race in the world, which has long been overshadowed by the much more famous Oxford/ Cambridge race. The project will be bringing this history alive, through photography, archive and interviews with previous winners and those associated with the race. Find out more by reading these interviews with some of the oral history volunteers who are taking part in the project.
The photographs will be part of a large scale exhibitions in September 2018 at two major locations in London. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.