Featuring Contributing Photographers from @everydayafrica, @everydayasia, @everydayeasterneurope, @everydayegypt, @everydayiran, @everydayjamaica, @everydaylatinamerica, @everydaymiddleeast, and @everydayusa
“The Everyday Projects began in post-war Ivory Coast in 2012 when photographer Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill were visiting the country on a magazine assignment. The two had been based in West Africa for many years, and became frustrated by what they considered to be stereotypical media narratives about the region. To present a more representative narrative, they began focusing on moments that felt less extreme and more familiar to the people who lived there. They photographed everyday life with their mobile phones, eventually inviting other photographers on the continent to join them, using a shared Instagram account called @everydayafrica.
“Since then, the Everyday concept has become a global phenomenon and 2014 saw photographers around the world adopting the name and launching their own Everyday feeds in their regions.
“On Instagram, many of the photographers of The Everyday Projects have established themselves as pioneers, circumventing traditional distribution channels and connecting directly with their audiences, sharing images ranging from daily life to social justice issues.
“This exhibition at Photoville marks the first time photographs from multiple Everyday projects will hang together in one place — a tribute to global commonalities.”
-from the Instagram/Photoville press release
I contribute to Everyday Eastern Europe (@everydayeasterneurope) Instagram feed. The popular service is sponsoring this exhibit at Photoville in New York’s Brooklyn Bridge park on the Dumbo waterfront. My own Instagram is @amandarivkin.