Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent

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Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent combats the clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. Featuring the finest images from the acclaimed social media project, the book showcases photos of ordinary life that find beauty in stories rarely seen, shifting perception from the sensationalized extremes to a more textured, familiar reality. Photographs run alongside sections of Instagram commentary inspired by the images. Shocking, funny, and heart-felt, the comments are lighthearted one moment, caustic the next, speaking volumes about widely held perceptions of Africa while underscoring the continent’s increased connectivity in a globalized world. Together they justify the project’s very existence. Created in 2012 by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, Everyday Africa has 288,000 followers on Instagram and has been published in media outlets worldwide. Exhibition cities include New York, Casablanca, Istanbul, Delhi, and Cambridge.


Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Ašenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Shannon Jensen, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Sam Vox


Nana Kofi Acquah, Peter DiCampo, Austin Merrill, Teun van der Heijden


Peter DiCampo, Maaza Mengiste, Austin Merrill, Fred Ritchin


Teun van der Heijden

Cloth hardcover 16,5 x 19,2 cm 448 pages 300 color illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-731-8 2017