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. Conceived by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, and featuring numerous contributing photographers, the project is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty, and disease. As journalists who are native to Africa or have lived and worked on the continent for years at a time, we find the extreme not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday. ... [according to site editor's information]
Homepage of the exhibition "Porträt Afrika" by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in the year 2000. It was devoted to a completely different picture of the African continent: cities and their current transformations.On the following pages you can visit the seven thematic sections of "Portrait Africa", with a wealth of pictures and artist biographies, as well as informative texts and excerpts from interviews.
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