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Everyday Africa On Display In Brooklyn

Everyday Africa is on display at NYC's Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 18th-28th.

Photos by Allison Swank


A few months back we took a closer look at ten of our favorite Instagram accounts documenting life throughout Africa and the diaspora. Included in our list was Everyday Africa and its Caribbean offshoot Everyday Jamaica. Founded in 2012 by photographer Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill (both of whom had been based in West Africa), Everyday Africa is an instagrammed collection of cellphone photography shot across the continent by a team of on-the-ground contributors. The project has since expanded to include a whole host of other Everyday accounts, including @everydayasia, @everydayeasterneurope, @everydayegypt, @everydayiran, @everydayjamaica, @everydaylatinamerica, @everydaymiddleeast, and @everydayusa.

Instagram has curated a handful of photos from the combined Everyday accounts and they're now on display at NYC's Photoville, a free and outdoor photo destination taking place at Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 18th-28th. The exhibition marks the first time photos from the various Everyday accounts have come together to show in one space (in this case that space consists of a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers). Find out the details on Everyday Africa on display in Brooklyn here. For more of our favorite IG accounts read Okayafrica's Instagramming The Diaspora.

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