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8 Instagram accounts from Africa you should be following

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks and can be used for anything, from capturing the small moments in life to championing a cause. However you look at it, Instagram lets you tell a story through pictures. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite Instagram accounts that depict life from all across Africa.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ll let the Instagrams do the talking…

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Everyday Africa @everydayafrica

Who needs a fancy camera when you’ve got your phone! Geared with just an iPhone camera in tow, Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill started the international movement called The Everyday Africa Project. Their goal was to photograph daily life in Africa and provide people with a fresh perspective on the continent.

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Phil Moore @philmoorephoto

Phil Moore is a British photojournalist photographing life in East Africa. Based in Kenya, Moore captures candid portraits while heavily focusing on the beauty of the East African landscape. If you love of a nature, why not travel to East Africa with Moore, as quickly as it takes to click on this link!

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Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown

Currently based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Christopher Brown shares pictures of soldiers and youth in the DRC. While photographing in a war zone, Brown is mindful that life still persists, capturing vibrant moments among families and lush scenic lands that make up the DRC.

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Steven Chikosi @stevenchikosi

Based in Zimbabwe, Steven Chikosi documents his daily life in Zimbabwe. Chikosi loves warm and bright colors, capturing the vibrance of his homeland.


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Marcus Bleasdale @marcusbleasdale

Covering human rights issues around the world, Marcus Bleasdale is a photographer for National Geographic and Human Rights Watch. He has spent over 7 years covering the conflict in the DRC and parts of East Africa.

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Andrew Esiebo @andrewesiebo

Andrew Esiebo is a freelance photographer who taught himself the art of photography after receiving a camera as a gift. A Nigerian native, Esiebo focuses on documenting social issues such as gender politics and immigration.

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Krisanne Johnson @krissanejohnson

Krisanne has worked in Swaziland documenting young women coming of age amidst the H.I.V./AIDS epidemic. She has more recently worked on photographing youth culture in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy

Acquah is Ghanian photographer that weaves together stories about life in Ghana. He loves to photograph the scenery and people of his native Ghana.

 Think we missed an Instagram account? Tell us who we should follow in a comment!