Fill your Instagram feed with inspiring scenes, style and eats from the continent.
Capturing daily African life in all of its non-touristy beauty, the account is run by a collective of photographers from across the continent. With a 350,000-plus following, Everyday Africa’s feed is full of images of colorful characters and compelling moments, all captured with a photojournalistic feel. In other words: This isn’t, ironically, your “Instagrammable” version of Africa. (The hardback book inspired by the account — Everyday Africa: 30 photographers repicturing a continent, published in June — is also available on Amazon.)
Color-drenched images from the beaches of Zanzibar to the markets of Congo (and well beyond) celebrate Africa’s cultural vibrancy and diverse destinations. The account’s sister website, en.visiterlafrique.com, is also a treasure trove of travel inspiration, sharing firsthand experiences and tips from a community of travel ambassadors across Africa. (Visiter L’Afrique’s first photography book, They Call It Africa, We Call It Home, released in August and is available on Amazon.)
Touting Africa’s hip, edgy side, this project is part travel account, part fashion photography feed. Followers can stay up-to-speed on streetwear and culture, as well as see the continent through the eyes of insiders who also cover concerts and festivals.
Through her blog and truly drool-worthy Instagram account, Elsie Kriz shares the food-love that began in her mother’s Cameroon kitchen. Her recipes put a healthy spin on West African fare, without skimping on flavor, and pair with photos that shouldn’t be viewed while overly hungry.
This accomplished Nigerian photographer’s feed, which captures scenes from her global travels and documentary projects (many of them in Africa), serves up more substance than your average Instagram account. Follow along for a collection of poignant portraits and moody moments, all set with Emezi’s signature boho style.