The Everyday Projects is a network of photographers and educators who have built Everyday social media narratives 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 global commonalities. We use photography to challenge the stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We connect classrooms and communities from disparate parts of the globe and foster mutual acceptance. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.
With support from PhotoWings and in partnership with Storyfriend, we are building the 2.0 version of the Everyday Africa website, which will then be replicated for the network of Everyday projects. The site will not only be a beautiful showcase of our photographers' work, it will also display hashtagged #everyday_____ photography and video, aggregated from numerous social media sites around the web.