BBC - Everyday Africa tries to change perceptions

When it comes to photographing Africa, the images burned into the collective consciousness of those outside the continent are mostly of poverty and conflict.

The Everyday Africa Instagram feed is trying to redress the balance. While not shying away from those themes, it looks for the beauty in the normal, returns dignity to the subjects and helps change perceptions of the continent.

Here the BBC presents some of the pictures from our recent book Everyday Africa book, on sale on Amazon.