Tired of the media’s stereotypes of Africa, inevitably presented as war-torn, disease-ridden and poor, in 2012 photographer Peter DiCampo and journalist Austin Merrill launched Everyday Africa, a Tumblr blog showing images of daily life in Africa taken during their reporting. “ Like many documentary works from Africa, this one is humanitarian in its motivations; but rather than draw attention to a specific crisis, we hope this work serves as a much-needed reminder that the mundane and ordinary are ever-present,” they write.
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