Category Archives: Play

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

Landmark exhibition at Somerset House

My photograph of children playing in one of the oldest muslim communities in Ibadan (Nigeria) won the landscape competition for the private view of the Landmark Exhibition at Somerset House.

‘Landmark’ exhibition is curated by William Ewing and features major names in photography.

Asya Gefter_Mokola Hill_Ibadan

©Asya Gefter

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

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.