Chloe Dewe Mathews
In this episode, Picture Perfect Travels to Azerbaijan with Chloe Dewe Mathews to take a closer look at how the Caspian region is re-defining itself in the wake of new oil wealth and a free reign on their future. We document as she photographs the region and the people who live on and around the ancient sea.
Chloe shares exclusive video footage she took of a massive gas crater dubbed "the door to hell," which burns continuously in the desert.
About Chloe Dewe Mathews
Chloe Dewe Mathews was born in London in 1982. After earning a degree in Fine Art at Oxford University. Since dedicating herself to photography, her subject matter has been diverse, from Uzbek gravediggers on the Caspian coast, to Hasidic Jews on holiday in Wales.
Chloe has recently been awarded the BJP International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award and the Flash Forward Emerging Photographer’s Award by the Magenta Foundation. Her work on the Caspian region has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and shortlisted for the London Photography Award. In the last six months, she’s been named photographer to watch in PDN’s 30, The Observer new talent issue and The Telegraph’s most promising new artists feature. In 2011, she became the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary called Picturing Britain, which followed her project on the banger racing sub-culture. Most recently, the first chapter of Caspian was exhibited as a solo show at Foto8 Gallery, London in November 2011.
Her work has been published in magazines internationally, including The New York Times, The Saturday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Huck, IL Italy, Dazed and Confused and Harpers Bazaar. Chloe is currently based in London and is represented by Panos Pictures.