Instagram: Everyday Africa Celebrates the Beautifully Familiar

If you’re looking for something different in your daily instagram feed, start following Everyday Africa. Founded by photographer Peter DiCampo and writer/editor Austin Merrill, the project features a rich collection of images, shot on mobile phones, from across the African continent. It was conceived as “an attempt to re-direct focus toward a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a day-to-day basis: normal life.”

The Everyday Africa website continues by saying “the project is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty, and disease. As journalists who are native to Africa or have lived and worked on the continent for years at a time, we find the extreme not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday.” Start following Everyday Africa now, and scroll through over 2,500 photos – taken everywhere from Nigeria to Rwanda – that will no doubt change your perception of this vibrant, diverse, and mostly peaceful continent.

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