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Peter DiCampo & Austin Merrill

Everyday Africa

War, poverty, exotism: Africa is a continent plagued by persistent stereotypes. But social media can change this image. Through Instagram, African photographers can share pictures of everyday Africa with a large audience.

Young women, displaced from their homes in northern Nigeria by the ongoing conflict with Boko Haram, find refuge in an abandoned building in Durumi, Nigeria. Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki

Young women, displaced from their homes in northern Nigeria by the ongein conflict with Boko Haram, find refuge in an abandoned building in Durumi, Nigeria.
Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki

Ginika is on her way to join thousands of Nigerian law graduates called to bar in Abuja. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater

Ginika is on her way to join thousands of Nigerian law graduates called to bar in Abuja.
Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater