The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. As a global community of visual storytellers – documentary photographers, journalists, artists, and more – the organization is committed to using imagery to combat harmful misperceptions and to rise above persistent inequality. As a non-profit, The Everyday Projects works to provide structure, support, and direction for the diverse and worldwide range of Everyday photography groups. Beginning in 2012 as the grassroots movement, Everyday Africa, the Everyday Projects network has since expanded to include voices from Latin America to Asia, Russia to the Middle East, Mumbai to the Bronx, with a collective audience reaching well over one million.
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This virtual event features Everyday Projects co-founder Peter DiCampo and participating photographers Tasneem Alsultan (Everyday Middle East) Nicole Craine (Everyday Rural America) and Kay Hickman (Everyday Black America) in conversation about the importance of storytelling and the transformative role of social media in the industry. The conversation will be moderated by Allison K. Young, Assistant Professor of Art History at Louisiana State University.
Peter DiCampo is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He is a cofounder of the acclaimed Everyday Africa project and its resultant nonprofit, The Everyday Projects, through which he and a network of photographers seek to dismantle media stereotypes, broaden coverage beyond the headlines, and promote local storytellers worldwide. He is a 2019 Stanford JSK Journalism Fellow, a co-Author of the Photo Bill of Rights, and the recipient of grants and awards from Code for Africa, Pulitzer Center, Magnum Foundation, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Open Society Foundations, and POYi, among many others. His photography has exhibited internationally and has appeared in the world’s leading publications. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tasneem Alsultan is an investigative photographer and storyteller. Her work largely focuses on documenting social issues and rights-based topics in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf region through a gender lens, challenging stereotypical perceptions of the Middle East and portraying a region and people that do not conform to expectations. Covering stories primarily for The New York Times and National Geographic, Tasneem documents ground-breaking developments in Saudi and the region. She is a contributor and advisor to Everyday Middle East.
Nicole Craine is a portrait and documentary photographer exploring the long term effects of capitalism and structural inequality in the Southeastern United States. Nicole is the founder of Everyday Rural America and a regular contributor to New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She is currently based between New York City and Atlanta.
Kay Hickman is a documentary photographer based in New York. She takes pride in contributing work that expands the narrative of the African Diaspora while challenging monolithic representation. Her work has been featured in publications including TIME, The New York Times, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo, Nueva Luz, and photographic journal, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She is also Resident Photographer at Black Gotham Experience, an immersive visual storytelling project. She is a contributor to Everyday Black America.
Allison K. Young, Ph.D. is assistant professor of contemporary art history at Louisiana State University. A specialist in postcolonial and contemporary art of the Global South, her scholarship and arts criticism has appeared in Art Journal, Artforum, Apollo International and ART AFRICA Magazine among other platforms. She has contributed writing to numerous exhibition catalogues including the Dutch Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Out of Easy Reach (2018); and All the World’s Futures, the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), and published Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred with Skira Editore and the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2019. Young received her Ph.D. in Art History in 2017 at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and before joining LSU was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.