Peter DiCampo Video Page

Peter DiCampo

Award-winning photographer  Peter DiCampo sat down with PhotoWings to discuss the genesis and phenomenal success of the social photography project Everyday Africa, which has led to a community of more than 20 unique Everyday projects called Everyday Everywhere. The project seeks to encourage empathy and understanding by documenting relatable and contextual images, in addition to those made with stereotypical narratives. Founded by journalists DiCampo and Austin Merrill, the project has used the shareability of social media to reach a global audience.

The idea that started Everyday Africa has evolved into a growing community of other "Everyday" projects, with photographic storytellers creating new feeds such as @EverydayUSA, @EverydayAsia, @EverydayLatinAmerica, and @EverydayClimateChange. The educational potential for these projects is enormous.

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