Last month we heard from two photojournalists whose work, dictated by the news cycle, spans the globe. For September we’re bringing things closer to home, welcoming two photographers who have produced work both in and on one of London’s most well-known boroughs, Hackney.
Freya Najade is a photographer living and working in London. In 2009 she received an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication. Since then she has worked on a variety of personal long-term projects as well as commissions for clients including Google, Burberry, Deutsche Bahn and the Photographer’s Gallery. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published in, inter alia, The Guardian, British Journal of Photography (BJP), The Times, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and the BBC. Her first monograph, Jazorina, was published by Kehrer Verlag and her second book, Along the Hackney Canal, by Hoxton Mini Press in 2016.
Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex, but moved to Hackney over twenty years ago. She works primarily as an editorial photographer, but continues to pursue a range of personal work, much of this centres on her experience of living and working in East London. Alongside One Day Young, which captures mothers within the first 24 hours since having a baby, she has been photographing the network of creatives who live alongside her in the borough. Her latest book, Hackney Studios, was published by Hoxton Mini Press April 2017.