Outreach Spotlight:
The Everyday Projects

 

Interview: Co-Founder Austin Merrill on The Everyday Projects

The Everyday Projects is a network of photographers and educators who have built social media narratives through stories of everyday life around the world that delight, surprise, and inform as they confront stubborn misperceptions.

Beginning with Everyday Africa in 2012, the concept quickly spread to all corners of the globe, with dozens of @everyday feeds on the continent, region, country, city, and even neighborhood level: from Latin America to Asia, Iran to the USA, Rio to the Bronx — all with the goal of promoting local norms and celebrating global commonalities. 

The Everyday Projects use photography to challenge the stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. They use classrooms to connect students to communities from disparate parts of the globe and foster mutual acceptance. In doing so, they are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.

PhotoWings has partnered with The Everyday Projects to develop visual literacy, empathy and communication skills through a variety of education initiatives and events, including the development of the organization’s website, a book and educational supplement, theatre projects, and a series of educational videos. 

Learn more about The Everyday Projects:

everydayprojects.org

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