Peter Di Campo
Our fall readings series begins with a presentation based on the photographs which have appeared on “Everyday Africa,” a collective Instagram feed of images taken by African photographers, most of whom are native to the continent. The images, which are meant to “shift perception from sensationalized extremes to a more textured, familiar reality,” have been compiled into touring exhibitions and a selection appear in the book, Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent (Kehrer Verlag). Edited by Peter Di Campo with Austin Merritt and Nana Kofi Acquah, Everyday Africa also includes essays by Maaza Mengeste, Stephen Mayes, Nan Kofi Acquah and Peter Di Campo. Documentary photographer Peter Di Campo, a co-founder of Everyday Africa, will speak about the project, which has sparked a global movement of partner Everyday projects elsewhere in the world, including in the Middle East, Asian and Latin America.