Author: Asya Gefter

  • Russian sketches

    Countryside Urban

  • Alexandra Palace commission

    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 […]

  • London Radical Book Fair

    The London Radical Bookfair 2015 in their second year running championed radical publishing – from its independent bookshops and publishers to its DIY-ers; the small press, self-publishers, and zinesters. The LRB took over Bishopsgate Institute last year as the first event of its kind to bring together UK’s radical publishing and self-publishing communities. It was a joy and […]

  • Winter at Kew Gardens

  • Tales from the Ditch

    Alan Gilbey, curator/guide, BAFTA Award-winning writer and East End guru: ‘Tales From The Ditch’ is an anthology of tales less told from London’s ‘little bit of rough’, as narrated by an eclectic selection of local authors, historians, storytellers and musicians, who were hidden in all the nooks and crannies of the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall. Each of these […]

  • One Sunday Over The Lea

    In collaboration with Brian Walker and Peter Young, I submitted this short piece to the My London Film competition, held by the East End Film Festival in partnership with Time Out London and YouTube. Yesterday we got the news that the film made the competition’s official TOP 15 list and will be screened  this Saturday afternoon at 1.30pm as part of a […]

  • Girls

    ‘You’ve got to grower a thicker skin’, many of us hear all too often. Horrible news pour from everywhere and so we empathise in small dozes, immunise ourselves and carry on. Fortunately, these Nigerian girls do not live in the north-east where abductions take place. I am so grateful to have met them. Now when […]

  • May Day Clerkenwell

    Rowan Arts have asked me to photograph the annual May Day gathering on Camberwell Green for their Clerkenwell History project. The Muscovite in me had mixed feelings on the day when a display of Soviet-era-like ceremony took place on Red Square, for the first time since 1991. But Britain is Britain, and here are the […]

  • Seaside: inside outside

    © Asya Gefter

  • East End Backpassages

    Although Alan Gilbey currently doesn’t run regular walks, he does create very special events; strolls through the side streets of East London to secret venues where a dozen of local writers and performers await to tell you tales less told. These ‘Speed History’ events happen several times a year. This year’s March event took place at […]