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Pulitzer Center grantees Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo explore the every day experiences of those living in African countries during class visits at LaGuardia Community College on Monday, November 2. Their goal in meeting with faculty and students is to counter media stereotypes by showing shared commonalities around the world.

Conceived by Merrill and Peter DiCampo, and featuring numerous contributing photographers, "Everyday Africa" is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty, and disease.

"Everyday Africa, a collection of images shot on mobile phones across the continent, is an attempt to re-direct focus toward a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a day-to-day basis: normal life," states the Everyday Africa website. "As journalists who are native to Africa or have lived and worked on the continent for years at a time, we find the extreme is not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday."

The visit is made possible through the Campus Consortium partnership between the Pulitzer Center and LaGuardia Community College.

"Everyday Africa"
Monday, November 2
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Check out Pulitzer Center's Everyday Africa programming in this video.


The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with the Everyday Africa initiative and its founders, and with students and educators across the globe, to expand the project's reach and educational potential.


A screen shot of Everyday Africa's Instagram feed, showing a collection of new photographs of Africans living their lives on the continent.
January 12, 2017 /
Everyday Africa was highlighted by both Bill Gates and The New York Times for their work that transcends stereotypes and presents "normal life" on the African continent.
October 17, 2016 /
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DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography...