Event

Everyday Africa Book Launch

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The book cover for "Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent." Design by Teun van der Heijden.

The book cover for "Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent." Design by Teun van der Heijden.

Monday, May 22, 2017 -
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Open Society Documentary Photography Project
Open Society Foundations
224 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States

Join Pulitzer Center grantees and co-founders of "Everyday Africa" Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill on Monday, May 22, 2017, for the launch of their photography book Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent. The book is a compilation of photographs from "Everyday Africa," an Instagram account that aims to more accurately show day-to-day life throughout Africa. The event is hosted by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, an organization that supports photography on issues of justice and human rights, at Open Society Foundations' location in New York City.

In addition to DiCampo and Merril, others in attendance will be writers Maaza Mengiste and Stephen Mayes, book designer and coeditor Teun van der Heijden, and contributing photographers Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Holly Pickett, and Charlie Shoemaker.

With over 326,000 followers on Instagram, the project has inspired "Everyday" spin-off accounts around the world. The Pulitzer Center also has connected students from all over the United States to "Everyday Africa" lessons and related educational material in collaboration with the Everyday Africa team. We've also created visual arts units, student exhibitionsclassroom workshops and university discussions throughout the country. 

To learn more about using "Everyday Africa" in your classroom, watch this video introduction for educators and explore "Everyday Africa" curriculum via Atavist