Millefiori (‘mosaic’) Trade Bead, c. 18th century | Courtesy of Florrie Evans
Animal Teeth | Courtesy of Kirsten Downer, Thames21
Art Deco Moulded Glass Buttons, c. 1920s-1940s | Courtesy of Florrie Evans
Clay Pipe Bowl, Slave Head; c. mid-19th century | Courtesy of Susie White, Curator, The National Pipe Archive
Medieval Pilgrim Badge, c. 1300-1500, depicting the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) | Words & artefact courtesy of Tony Thira
Fossilised Infant Wooly Mammoth Tooth (mammuthus primigenius) | Ice Age (Pleistocene Epoch, around 2 million years old) | Courtesy of Alan Murphy
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Millefiori (‘mosaic’) Trade Bead, c. 18th century | Courtesy of Florrie Evans
Animal Teeth | Courtesy of Kirsten Downer, Thames21
Art Deco Moulded Glass Buttons, c. 1920s-1940s | Courtesy of Florrie Evans
Clay Pipe Bowl, Slave Head; c. mid-19th century | Courtesy of Susie White, Curator, The National Pipe Archive
Medieval Pilgrim Badge, c. 1300-1500, depicting the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury) | Words & artefact courtesy of Tony Thira
Fossilised Infant Wooly Mammoth Tooth (mammuthus primigenius) | Ice Age (Pleistocene Epoch, around 2 million years old) | Courtesy of Alan Murphy

It is not the pursuit or portrayal of ‘treasure’ that fascinates Hannah, but the transformative journey these objects have taken from being every-day pieces
of rubbish, that can hint at even a small tale of the city’s past, to becoming highly cherished items for the finder. Hannah presents the artefacts suspended in air, affording them the space to speak of their own significance.

Hannah is a London-based, self-taught photographer with over 10 years experience. Her Mudlark project has created some fabulous opportunities for her, including exhibitions at both Tate Modern and the British Museum, a huge outdoor display on the Southbank and of course the commission by The Thames Festival Trust to photograph London’s mudlarkers for Foragers of the Foreshore.

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Foragers of the Foreshore Portraits

Check out a series of portraits Hannah produced of our mudlarks.

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