Surveying media use in the Middle East

Since the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the resulting spike of social media as a communication tool, media consumption in the Middle East has gone through rapid and unpredictable changes. To keep up with these changes and systematically assess their evolution, Northwestern University in Qatar began an annual survey in 2013 titled Media Use… Continue reading Surveying media use in the Middle East

More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation

Today we are cross-posting an article from Re-Picture, a publication of The Everyday Projects, about photographing resilience in the face of devastation – by Danielle Villasana, a photojournalist and contributor to Re-Picture  In2014 when Boko Haram was at the height of its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria, Fati Abubakar was struggling with the guilt of studying abroad in London while militants gruesomely… Continue reading More Than a Tragedy: Photographing Resilience in Devastation

Five Years of Documenting Everyday Life on Instagram

Today we are cross-posting an article by Elie Gardner  of The Everyday Projects about how the Everyday accounts on Instagram started. In March 2012, Everyday Africa launched and gave rise to a movement of everyday life photography. We recount its history and reflect on its impact. It’s quite possible that every single day a new… Continue reading Five Years of Documenting Everyday Life on Instagram

“Canaries in the Global Coal Mine” of Climate Change

A mother collects water collected in the rocks after the rain. The family doesn’t have any water well and totally relies on rain water to survive. Yemen is enduring a water crisis that ranks among the worst in the world. Photo by Matilde Gatton, @matildegattoni

Today we are cross-posting an article by The Everyday Projects about @EverydayClimateChange and how it’s visualizing this important issue. @EverydayClimateChange uses photography to educate and inspire about one of the most pressing issues of our time. The work of 40+ photographers who contribute to the account can be viewed at exhibits, such as the one… Continue reading “Canaries in the Global Coal Mine” of Climate Change