Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent (Hardcover)
Everyday Africa combats the cliches 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 heartfelt, 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.
About the Author
Austin Merrill is a writer and editor based in New York. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Wired, The New York Observer, Tin House, Good and other publications. Peter DiCampo (b. 1984) is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. Nana Kofi Acquah is a pro photographer, blogger and poet who has done work for high-class clients in various industries. Resides in Ghana but works internationally. Heijdens Karwei is a graphic design agency based in Amsterdam, founded and managed by Sandra van der Doelen and Teun van der Heijden.