1:30 – 2:30 (Sun Sept 21) Panel Discussion:
The Everyday Movement and the Uphill
Battle Against Media Stereotypes


Presented by The Everyday Projects

Featuring Stephen Mayes, Peter DiCampo, Nana Kofi Acquah, Tina Remiz, Oscar Durand, Kiana Hayeri, Shin Woong-jae and Ruddy Roye


Since the @everydayafrica feed launched on Instagram two years ago, the concept has grown into a global movement of photographers using daily-life imagery to fight stereotypes on a community, city, country, or continent level: from @everydaybronx to @everydayasia, from @everydaylatinamerica to @everydayiran, from @everydayusa to @everydayeasterneurope, and dozens more.

@everydayafrica co-founder Peter DiCampo will give a brief presentation on the origins of the project, its education and online initiatives, an overview of the movement’s growth, and photographs from many of the Everyday Instagram feeds — then the founders of various Everyday projects will engage in a panel discussion on visual media stereotypes in their respective regions and their personal motivations and methods for adapting the Everyday model.

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This presentation will take place in the Photoville Talk Area – located at the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.


Stephen Mayes for over twenty-five years has managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in areas as diverse as art, fashion, photojournalism and commercial photography. As creative director, CEO and ambassador for the medium of photography, he has written successful business plans and reshaped operations for American, Asian and European imaging companies. Often described as a “futurist” Stephen has broadcast, taught and written extensively about the ethics and practice of photography. www.stephenmayes.co


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Peter DiCampo is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development. He launched his freelance career while working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ghana. He has won several grants and honors, including from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, POYi, and World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. His work has been published by National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Peter is co-creator of Everyday Africa, an Instagram based project focused on daily-life images from across the continent to refute stereotypical media images.

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After six years in advertising, and winning multiple awards every single year, Nana Kofi Acquah (Everyday Africa) quit as Executive Creative Director of TBWA\Ghana, to pursue the less glamorous life of a photographer. He has so far worked for Corporates, NGOs and magazines across most of subsaharan Africa. He’s a Tedx speaker on Education, an award winning blogger and one of the most famous African photographers on Instagram, where he’s aptly known as @africashowboy. Nana’s clients include Hershey’s, Novartis, Vlisco, Nestle, Orica, Time Magazine, Forbes, The Financial Times, Geo France, Getty Images, Philips, Nike and a lot of non-profit organisations.


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Tina Remiz (Everyday Eastern Europe) is a documentary storyteller and visual artist of Latvian origin, currently based in the UK. She graduated from BA Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster in 2012, and currently works as a freelance photographer, specialising in reportage and portraiture. Both Remiz’s visual and written work has appeared in numerous national and international publications and has been exhibited in the UK and abroad. A lot of her personal work is concerned with the issues of migration and cultural identity, as Remiz reflect on my personal experience of growing up in the post-Soviet Latvia and immigrating to the West in late teens. Remiz is a founder of @EverydayEasternEurope project.


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Peruvian photojournalist Oscar Durand (Everyday Latin America) discovered visual storytelling by accident, while studying industrial engineering in Lima, Peru. He then moved to the United States where he launched his freelance career. Having a natural curiosity for people and places, in photojournalism Oscar found his ideal tool to explore the world. A graduate of the photojournalism program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Oscar focuses on social issues in Latin America working in photo and video with editorial clients and non-profit organizations. He is currently based in Lima, Peru.


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Kiana Hayeri (Everyday Middle East) was born in Iran in 1988. Moving to Canada while she was still a teenager, photography soon became her preferred way to bridge the communication gap faced in a new country with a new language and culture. Half way through her last year of university, Kiana put her life in a backpack and in search of her ‘home,’ started a nomad life. With a keen interest in documentary projects, she aims to use her camera to tell stories, with a social message. She is presently based out of Tehran, Iran.


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Shin Woong-jae (Everyday Asia) was born in Seoul, South Korea, and he graduated from School of the International Center of Photography, and he was awarded the ICP’s Director Fellowship during his Documentary and Photojournalism course in 2012. After finishing an internship at VII Photo in 2012, he started his career focusing on human rights issues and conflicts of urbanization in social landscape. His clients include The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and GQ Korea among others. He is also a contributing writer for PhotoDot Magazine of South Korea. He recently won the 2014 Rita K. Hillman Foundation Grant, and is participating in Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII.

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The Everyday Projects are a network of global collaborations — photographers revealing daily life in all its forms, the world over, through mobile photography shared on Instagram and other social media. The common goal is to transcend visual stereotypes of our respective regions, while celebrating global commonalities. The first project, Everyday Africa, launched in 2012 and is nearing 100,000 followers on Instagram at time of writing. 2014 saw the spread of a worldwide movement, with the launch of dozens of Everyday projects based on continents, countries, cities, and communities across the globe. Members of the original Everyday Africa project have also been involved in education, teaching photography and leading discussions on media stereotypes in classrooms in Chicago, the Bronx, and Sri Lanka, where students were encouraged to adapt their own Everyday feeds and tell their own localized stories.