Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica #Repost from @everdayeasterneurope. To celebrate our first Everyday Projects exhibition, each day this week we're reposting a photo from one of the participating Everyday accounts. Today we're featuring @everydayeasterneurope with a photo by @lesya.polyakova of children playing near the fountain in the center of Sochi, Russia. #sochi #russia

Curated by @Instagram, the Everyday Projects exhibition will be on display @PhotovilleNYC in Brooklyn from September 18 - 28. The exhibition marks the first time photographs from multiple Everyday projects will hang together in one place. http://www.photoville.com/2014-exhibitions/everyday-projects/
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everydayafrica Mother Kapinga glazes her fresh-from-the-oven bread in the village of Kalomba. There are several ovens in the village where the women bring their dough to bake into bread when available. Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 13, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova 20h

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everydayafrica #Repost from @everdayiran. To celebrate our first Everyday Projects exhibition, each day this week we're reposting a photo from one of the participating Everyday accounts. Today we're featuring @everydayiran with a photo by Hamed Ataei (@hamedataee) of fighters competing in Iran Kickboxing Championship held at the film studio complex of Ghazali (Shahrak-e cinamei-e Ghazali). #Tehran, #Iran.

Curated by @Instagram, the Everyday Projects exhibition will be on display @PhotovilleNYC in Brooklyn from September 18 - 28. The exhibition marks the first time photographs from multiple Everyday projects will hang together in one place. http://www.photoville.com/2014-exhibitions/everyday-projects/
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Sierra Everyday Africa
everydayafrica Papa Wemba, Congolese musician and sapeur, an icon of local music, at his home in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. August 2014. Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #papawemba #music #congolesemusic #asenbrennerova 2d

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everydayafrica A baby girl being carried on her mother's back wonders why I am photographing her beautiful face when she hasn't signed a model release or contract yet . Heck, I hadn't even asked her agent for permission!
#Niamey #Niger #Baby #Africa 13th September 2014
Today, I leave for Photoville where @everydayafrica and the rest of the everyday projects will showing our work. It will be great to see you if you can make it there.

Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica At a local supermarket, Clothes to buy for people employed as house staff or "servants", the word still commonly used in Kenya. Photo by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #contradictions #housestaff #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 3d
  •   raaheli @coolondemand @guillaumebonn the closest equivalent to a title this denigrating would be "mboch", which has no English translation. Maybe house girl. You would also not call your house help your mboch (especially to her face) unless you were massively disrespectful. 3d
  •   coolondemand Your caption states 'clothes to buy for people employed as house staff or SERVANTS the word still COMMONLY used in Kenya'. Majority of the commenters say that use of the words 'servants' is inaccurate. Saying that it is 'commonly' used is also inaccurate. Using the example of 'servants quarters'- in one of your comments- to explain your caption is also inaccurate. The commenters overwhelmingly say you miss the point/made a cringe-worthy statement/comment on lack of nuance. Take a step back and reflect on what is being said by everyone who is commenting. Our discomfort with the word 'servant' is that you have got it's use/context and nuance wrong. We do not shy from the fact that many households in Kenya have house helps and their assistance is immense: 3d
  •   lorryboys Why does everyone have an issue with the word servant? It's not a negative. It's a damn job title. 3d
  •   guillaumebonn Thank you everyone for your time and thoughts on this, a great day to all @coolondemand @raaheli @fouldspaper 3d
  •   coolondemand @lorryboys. No one here has an issue with the word 'servant' The issue is that the way it has been used in this caption is inaccurate and demonstrates a lack of understanding. 3d
  •   cindymalaki In as much as they are known as servants quarters (colonial term) we do not refer to our house-helps/domestic manager/nanny/auntie as servants. Your statement is incorrect (evident from the other comments) and quite frankly the first time I've heard of this. Your logic in a different setting is like calling the residents of the White House, white. 3d
  •   africashowboy I employed a help once. Her name is Lizzy. For the first few weeks in our home, she panicked if she found herself in a room with me. If she walked into the kitchen and I was the only person there, she'd freeze from panic. It was bad. Even if she was sleeping and heard footsteps or felt movement she would jump straight up in fear. Overtime she realised our home was safe and so the panic attacks stopped and she rest more peacefully... And as she learnt to trust us more, we started hearing the traumatic stories of experiences she's had working as a help in people's homes. 2d
  •   africashowboy I don't care about terms, as long as you treat them with dignity and respect. Too many people treat their servants /helps/nannies /mbochs /mbaawa/ worse than slaves, and that for me is a real shame. How much do you pay your help monthly? How do your kids see or treat them? If you don't treat your domestic employees right, then it doesn't matter whether you call kings or queens and for heaven's sake stop putting those ugly clothes on them! 2d

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everydayafrica Time wrap, the old stuffed lion on display at one of the "colonial" club you can find in Nairobi, where the upper class comes to socialize. Photograph by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #club #lion 4d

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everydayafrica Cleaned clothes drying on the grass in Cipanda Village, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. August 28, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova 5d

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everydayafrica #Repost from @nowthisnews with @repostapp
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Our #followfriday is @everydayafrica, a collective of photographers sharing daily-life images from across the continent to show normalcy and relatability that is usually overlooked by mainstream media. In this image, @charlieshoemaker captured the Ken Fac troupe from Kensington as they march through the streets of South Africa before attending the final completion of the 2013 Minstrel Carnival near Cape Town. @everydayafrica will join many other "everyday" projects in an exhibition @photovillenyc in Brooklyn, September 18-28. #africa #nowthis
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everydayafrica Girl rests after getting clean water in the village of Kimpuse, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. August 28, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #water #asenbrennerova 5d

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everydayafrica "Time wrap Nairobi" visiting a friend who lives in the house his family has owned for generations. The house is now a national monument as his grandfather and Jomo Kenyatta first president of Kenya used to hang out there, the house is the last from colonial time standing in the area. Photograph @guillaumebonn #nairobi #Kenya #colonialhouse #Africa #architecture #dispatchesfromatraveler 6d

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everydayafrica A woman prepares palm oil in rural Ashanti, Ghana.

Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #Ghana #Ashantiregion #Palmoil #oilpalm #smes #latergram
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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica Chief Alhassan Aminu sits in the receiving room of his family compound with Sub-Chief Mumuni Alhassan in Gbale, Northern Region, Ghana. Gbale is a remote village, cut off from more populated and developed parts of the Northern Region by the White Volta River -- part of the area called "overseas," it is reachable only by canoe and has no access to electricity, proper roads, or schools. I ask Chief Alhassan what changes he has seen in the area in his lifetime, and he replies, "none". I press the issue, and he finally says, "only a little," but does not elaborate. June 2014. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #northernregion #ghana #everydayafrica #pdicampo #chief #thisisafrica #latergram 1w

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everydayafrica A hut for hire in Eliye springs facing lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world. Photo by @guillaumebonn #Laketurkana #Kenya #eliyesprings #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 1w

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everydayafrica Central island in the northern part of Lake Turkana, the world's largest permanent desert lake, a very remote corner of the world in crocodile paradise. Photo by @guillaumebonn #centralisland #laketurkana #Kenya #dispatchesfromatraveler #guillaumebonn 1w

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everydayafrica Three poachers arrested by a Kws officer on central island in lake Turkana, a far and remote corner of Kenya in crocodile paradise. Photo by @guillaumebonn #centralisland #kenya #turkana #latergram #guillaumebonn #poachers 2w

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everydayafrica Making the fire that boils the water that holds the dye that colours the threads that is woven into beautiful cloth; with a sleeping baby on your back inhaling the smoke. C'est la vie. #Ponsomtenga #Burkinafaso #Womenweavers #photophilanthropy
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica Francois Rujijana, 67, is from Kagoma in southern Rwanda. A farmer for 40 years, he has 200 coffee trees in production and 200 small ones that were planted not so long ago. Several times a week he walks to bring his coffee beans to the Cyarumbo coffee washing station. His coffee is organic and has often been selected as a “cup of excellence.” May 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #rwanda #coffee #asenbrennerova 2w

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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica Exploration of modern Nairobi, a mix of consumerism with billboards emerging everywhere and pot holes full of water after the rains. photograph by Guillaume Bonn @guillaumebonn #nairobi #Kenya #guillaumebonn 2w

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everydayafrica Women are returning home from the field, carrying manioc, in the hills of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. August, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova 2w

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