Conor Friedersdorf—who publishes a weekly "Best of Journalism" newsletter for The Atlantic—chose a list of roughly 100 "exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today." Among his picks: the Pulitzer Center-supported "Everyday Africa" project as a notable piece in the Portraits of Far Flung Places category.
Conceived by Austin 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 Tumbler 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."
Other journalists whose reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center were also recognized in the Top 100 list for other work of theirs, including Masha Gessen, Michelle Goldberg, and Damon Tabor.
View the full list of journalists and their work selected by Friedersdorf on The Atlantic's website.