We love Instagram for it’s ability to share experience and tell a story in an unprecedented way. Africa as a continent has a wealth of beauty and narrative that makes a perfect setting for an incredible documentation of the modern life. Here are 15 of our favorite accounts to help us keep our finger on the pulse of our inspiration.
Girma Birta (@gboxcreative) Girma is based in our Headquarters city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His imagery documents the beauty of daily life in the streets of one of Africa’s largest cities.South Africa Through My Eyes (@south_africa_through_my_eyes) S.A.T.M.E. is a collaborative account that aggregates the best photography South Africa has to offer, with a heavy focus on wildlife.
Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar (@kibuukaphotography) Kibuuka uses his photography to advance images of pride, happiness and strength across the continent.
Mutua Matheka (@truthslinger) Kenyan photographer Mutua Matheka uses his smartphone to capture previously unnoticed beauty, shapes and color for his account.
Nasrin Suleiman (@nazyxo) Nasrin uses her camera to document the quirks of daily life in her home town of Zanzibar.
African Cityzens (@africancityzens) A collection of work from two visual artists as they dissent imagery of Africa “one street at a time”
Christina Rizk (@christinarizk) Christina uses her account to document her daily experiences in the vibrant city of Cairo.
Every Day Africa (@everydayafrica) Oliberte ambassador Peter DiCampo and fellow photographer Austin Merril started the Everyday Africa account with the goal of showing a fresh perspective of daily life across the continent.
Phil Moore (@philmoorephoto) Based out of Kenya, Phil Moore captures the beautiful landscapes of East Africa and its inhabitants through his lens.
Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown) Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Michael C Brown attempts to contrast warzone photography with the natural grandeur of the lush environment.
Steven Chikosi (@stevenchikosi) Steven Chikosi captures the charm of everyday life in his native Zimbabwe with his account.
Marcus Bleasdale (@marcusbleasdale) With seven years of experience as a photographer for National Geographic and the Human Rights Watch, Marcus captures the realities of life in the DRC and East Africa.
Andrew Eseibo (@andrewesiebo) Andrew uses his craft to document social issues through his lens in his native Nigeria.
Krisanne Johnson (@krisannejohnson) Krissane uses the medium of photography to document young women existing in the HIV/AIDS era, along with youth culture in a post-apartheid South Africa.
Nana Kofi Acqauh (@africashowboy) Nana focuses on the vibrancy and beat of life in his native Ghana.