Category Archives: Children

They grow up far too fast

The analogue black & white earlier series turned to digital colour in the summer smells, tastes and tones of a Russian countryside house. My nephews and niece are growing up far too fast for my camera to fix those rare fleeting moments when I am around.


© Asya Gefter

Games and toys in Ikakumo

My friend & linguist Sophie and I are putting out an exhibition of Ikakumo children’s photos and videos at SOAS, London (May 20-21) and PICS Festival 2013 at RichMix, London (June 8).

In July 2013, the exhibition will travel to Ikakumo and Ibadan, Nigeria.  Later in the year we plan to launch the dedicated project website and publish an online version of the exhibition catalogue. You all are very welcome to come along to the event near you!

Ikakumo exhibition for web

Winning image in ESRC competition

Exhibition ‘Portraits of Britain’ is now open  – click here to see more

Location: The Strand Gallery, London, WC2N 6BP 
Date and time:
 8-10 November, 11.00-19.00 and 11 November 11.00-13.00 (free)

© Asya Gefter
‘Making a Bolt for it’ – best photo in the Public Services Category. ESRC ‘Portraits of Britain’ competition.

BYB at Chats Palace this summer

Brooksbys Youth Booth Arts Organisation (coordinator Lauren Mills) runs an affordable playscheme at Chats Palace throughout the summer holidays for children who attend Hackney schools. Healthy breakfasts and snacks, trips and outings, arts and educational activities.

Lauren and her team of local volunteers:

© Asya Gefter
See more on http://www.bybarts.org

Discover Children’s Story Centre

The Mighty Mega Saturday Club is a club for children with disabilities and their families run by Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford. Since May 2012 the club has been taking part in a photography project led by photographer Estelle Vincent and assisted by illustrator Cristina Bueno.

I came along earlier this month to document young participants at work: mightymegaphotography.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/documentation


© Asya Gefter

Playing In or Out? Museum of Childhood

31 March – 4 November 2012, Playing In or Out? – V&A Museum of Childhood, London

Photographed, filmed and edited by Asya Gefter and Peter Young.
Black and white photographs from the archives of Colin O’Brien, Alec Brooking and John Heywood.
Original soundtrack by Aris Lanaridis.