everyday-africa

“I was born gay, and I was born a Muslim. I know there’s a reason god created me like this. I have the guts to be both.” — Akram 

Image and caption by Daniella Zalcman. Uganda, 2014.

Zalcman is in the field reporting from Uganda on the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex citizens. While some have fled for the marginally more accepting Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda, many more have buried personal lives far from view.

Coming Soon: “Kuchus in Uganda,” by Daniella Zalcman

—via Instagram

[A young girl at the Nahibly refugee camp outside of Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Photo © Peter DiCampo ]

Peter DiCampo is working on a project called Everyday Africa. He’s looking at the positive and the upbeat. There’s the arguments that photography in Africa focuses on the negative so he’s challenging some of that with his work. He’s been living in Ghana for three years now so he’s rooted in Africa. Peter’s doing very interesting projects but they’re like other photojournalism from Africa – very defined and very sculpted.

In between projects, he’s running around making photographs of inconsequential moments for Everyday Africa – people putting nail polish on, people in elevators or people picking up a coffee. I’ve never been to Africa but I’ve seen a gazillion pictures of Africa. Looking at Peter’s images, I’m suddenly seeing Africa in a way I’d never appreciated it before.”

– Stephen Mayes

Extracted from  Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences by Pete Brook on Wired

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#LightBoxFF del TIME dedicato agli scatti di Andrew Esiebo in cui sono immortalati momenti ed eventi quotidiani in diverse città della Nigeria. 


Dopo aver partecipato al progetto Everyday Africa il fotografo di Lagos ha sperimentato come Instagram – su cui ha curato una serie sul senso di stile degli okada drivers, offra la possibilità ai fotografi africani di mostrare al mondo le loro opere senza il filtro dei media occidentali. 

Instagram as Revolutionary Media with Andrew Esiebo