During June and July 2015 Alexandra Palace commissioned me to run a photography course ‘Give Your Future a Shot” for young people 16-25 as a part of their ‘War on the Home Front’ exhibition. This project, inspired by the use of Alexandra Palace as a refugee and internment camp during the First World War, was aimed at teaching participants how to use photography to give themselves a voice, uniting and intertwining this interesting period of history with the lives, experiences, and stories of young people today. Read more here.
Very excited to launch our new blog about the Chats Palace archival project I am working on together with Peter Young from Photochats – http://whatischatspalace.wordpress.com
© Hackney Archives. Library (now Chats Palace) opening 1913
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
On Wednesday July 4, Maaike van der Linde will undercover her ‘Tape Garden’ experiment as part of The Curious Festival curated by Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning.
I documented the process of making Maaike’s chemically-treated sound installation.
© Asya Gefter
On Thursday July 5, Maaike the flutist, will perform with her fellow Guildhall students.
More information here
People Show Studios
London E2 6NB
near Bethnal green tube station
Check out Clapton passage for this wonderful wall painting made during the Clapton Festival on June 16-17.
© Photographs by Asya Gefter, work by Run
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.