Everyday Africa Exhibition at VII Gallery in Brooklyn A woman hangs laundry in Takira, Uganda on May 29, 2012. Photo by Peter DiCampo. Event date: September 20, 2012 (All day) to October 18, 2012 (All day) VII Gallery
presents a dual exhibit featuring “iSee” and “Everyday Africa.”
Africa can be the place of extremes that we see so often – but it can also be familiar. Everyday Africa
is a work of casual exploration, featuring photographs by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, who have both lived on the continent as journalists and volunteers. Like many documentary works from Africa, this one is humanitarian in its motivations; but rather than draw attention to a specific crisis, we hope this work serves as a much-needed reminder that the mundane and ordinary are ever-present.
September 20 – October 18, 2012
28 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery Hours: 10am – 6pm Monday-Friday
On the first Thursday of every month the gallery is open from 10am – 9pm for 1st Thursday Dumbo Gallery Walk.
The gallery is closed on federal holidays.
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
September 24, 2012 / Warscapes
Some of the Ivorian refugees who crossed into Liberia when fighting flared last year are trickling back--to both destruction and signs of new unity. Austin Merrill meets a convoy crossing the border.
September 17, 2012 / The New York Times
The New York Times Lens blog features Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill's "Everyday Africa" photography—a project that began during a Pulitzer Center-sponsored trip to Ivory Coast.
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 also working as a Peace Corps...
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)