Everyday Africa is a network of photojournalists and self-taught photographers, shifting perceptions of the continent with each Instagrammed image.

Everyday Africa is a network of photojournalists and self-taught photographers, shifting perceptions of the continent with each Instagrammed image.

As far as the mainstream media is concerned, the only topics worth reporting on from Africa are poverty, disease and war.

But social media movement Everyday Africa’s nonprofit network of contributing photojournalists and native self-taught photographers know there are so many other stories that don’t make the news.

Sam Vox

Sam Vox

Jane Hahn

Jane Hahn

Nana Kofi Acquah

Nana Kofi Acquah

Holly Pickett

Holly Pickett

Jane Hahn

Jane Hahn

Founded in 2012, they use Instagram as their platform to fill in the gaps left by the media: the everyday lives lived by the vast majority of the continent’s 1.1 billion inhabitants.

Tom Saater

Tom Saater

Nana Kofi Acquah

Nana Kofi Acquah

Charlie Shoemaker

Charlie Shoemaker

Barry Christianson

Barry Christianson

The project has so far amassed 2,600 images, 283,000 followers on Instagram and inspired dozens of “Everyday” feeds across the globe, now united as The Everyday Projects - a nonprofit promoting culture exchange and discussion across borders.

Peter DiCampo

Peter DiCampo

Ley Uwera

Ley Uwera

Laura El Tantawy

Laura El Tantawy

Glenna Gordon

Glenna Gordon

Everyday Africa have launched a print sale featuring images from 18 photographers spanning 15 countries and all net proceeds from this sale will fund further educational initiatives and a forthcoming book.

Find out more about Everyday Africa and their print sale with U Gallery, which runs through April 2016.