Between 1992-1998 Ashery run a B&W darkroom at the community centre 1a Rosebery Avenue, London. During this time she developed a number of photographic projects with local residents including a work with homeless mothers.
First Generation was a project with first generation immigrants. Ashery run photographic classes for a group of Bengali women who met at the centre on a weekly basis. The work focused on the women being the single subject of the image and at the centre of the frame. The women took the photographs themselves by pressing the shutter release. The photographs were later developed and printed in the darkroom.
The second work was at a B&B in Hampstead where the children of immigrant and refugee families were given single-use cameras for a period of time in order to photographs what they wanted from their lives. Ashery worked with the children over a period of time exploring different photographic processes such as B&W printing as well as collages.