When it comes to talent, Instagram is teeming with photographers keen to challenge cliches and common misconceptions about this beautiful continent. Their Instagram galleries showcase breathtaking shots of previously obscure or inaccessible places, contemporary local street style and African landscapes that will leave you with a serious case of wanderlust!
Here’s our list of 7 African Instagrammers to follow for endless inspiration:
This Nairobi-based photographer calls herself The Afrohemian Nomad has an obvious talent for shooting captivating urban portraits.
A self-proclaimed African Storyteller, this Harare-based photographer and videographer packs his feed full of snapshots of both city-life and the bushveld.
Nani Kofi Acquah is one of the most celebrated African Instagrammers around – his feed can be likened to a ongoing love letter to Africa and African people.
Highlighting the beauty Kenya has to offer to his 84,000 followers, Mutua Matheka is a travel and architectural photographer whose passion for his work is evident in every post he uploads to his Instagram feed.
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Who else can hear the chants from ‘the Dark knight’ playing in the background? Ponte towers was an out of body experience. . Also thank you for all the encouragement on the previous post. We drove 1,067km from Gaborone to Harare in one go. From 2.30pm to 6am. I think it wasn’t the best idea maybe but the prayers held us. Thank you. . #UnscramblingAfrica #Johannesburg #PonteCity #Architecture
This Ghanaian photographer creatively captures portraits of the lifeblood of Accra. He expertly and effortlessly plays with juxtaposition, texture and light for maximum effect.
This young creative is passionate about showcasing the creativity her home continent has to offer. Based in Nigeria, this visual curator will inspire you with her take on Africa’s largest city.
Ayoub is known for quietly beautiful images of the often forgotten parts of Morocco.
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