STUNNING

Photographers Capture African Culture in All Its Richness

30 photographers present a collection of photographs that celebrates a diversity of culture and confronts the misconceptions of Africa seen as a place of poverty, disease and war.

30 photographers from Everyday Africa present a collection of photographs that celebrates a diversity of culture and confronts the misconceptions of Africa seen as a place of poverty, disease and war. A new collection of the images, Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Repicturing a Continent, is available now, through Kehrer Verlag.

Andrew Esiebo

Taking selfies in Lagos, Nigeria. @andrewesiebo

Austin Merrill

Three boys from the junior school of Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, race on the school’s track before the morning assembly. @austin_merrill

Edward Echwalu

A female boxer trains inside a makeshift gym in Katanga, Kampala, Uganda. @edward_echwalu

Idil Ibrahim

Girls play an afternoon dancing game in a village outside Kabwe, Zambia. Many of the people here are subsistence farmers who grow tomatoes, cabbage, kale, and other food. @i_am_idil

Jane Hahn

Riding over the Niger River in Bamako, Mali. @janehahn

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Ley Uwera

A young Congolese refugee in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. I was impressed by the look of her hair. @leyuwera1

Nana Kofi Acquah

Afro on purple. Silhouette of my daughter. Accra, Ghana. @africashowboy

Nichole Sobecki

A makeshift photo studio in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. @nicholesobecki

Peter DiCampo

Poolside scene at a hotel in Grand-Bassam, a popular beach community outside of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. @pdicampo

Ricci Shryock

An accountant gets his shoes shined on his way to work in Conakry, Guinea. @ricci_s

Sam Vox

A school girl tries to measure the size of a fish at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. The aquarium has more than 3,000 creatures from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. @sam.vox

Yagazie Emezi

Face-off in buns and florals. Two models backstage during Africa Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria. @yagazieemezi

Tom Saater

Ginika is on her way to join thousands of Nigerian law graduates being called to the bar in Abuja, Nigeria. @tomsaater

Malin Fezehai

Children playing in a village near Zaria, Nigeria. @malinfezehai