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5 North Africa-Based Instagram Accounts We Really Like Right Now

5 North Africa-Based Instagram Accounts We Really Like Right Now
A picture by @ricci_s , Photo Credit: Instagram

Explore the art, culture, and landscapes of North Africa through these Instagram photography accounts

Nayanika Mukherjee
January 22 , 2020
06 Min Read
 
 
 
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A post shared by On The Streets Of Cairo (@momkenbokra) on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:33am PDT

Momken Bokra’s (@momkenbokra) collection isn’t a photography account in the strictest sense; it’s more of a Cairo moodboard. From weird graffiti to questionable signs, it’s an ode to the unintentional humour and confusing beauty found in urban landscapes where people are only incidental.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Mohamed Ameur Hallouli 🇹🇳 (@halloulii) on Jul 18, 2019 at 1:56am PDT

Tunis’ medina and the blue-white beauty of Sidi Bou Said are our most common memories of Tunisia, but Mohamed Ameur Hallouli (@halloulii) goes the extra mile to show its hidden nooks, customs and flavours. Featuring rich blacks, richer patterns and oodles of natural light, it’s an unpredictable collection that’s sure to leave a smile on your face. Or, like us, begin to jot down an insider’s itinerary

 
 
 
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A post shared by E Y E R U S A L E M (@eyerusalem_a_jiregna) on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:12pm PST

Addis Ababa’s many moods come alive in the hands of Eyerusalem Jiregna (@eyerusalem_a_jiregna). In a feed that’s as intriguing as her name, we spot indigenous art, clothing and festivities, not to mention stellar lessons in timing. Ethiopia as a canvas is unapologetically bright, and Jiregna, a fashion designer, weaves the fabric of her homeland into crisp portraits and evocative scenes. You’ll spot parallels in her work with Indian street photography; doesn’t this image remind you of the ghats of Varanasi?

 
 
 
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A post shared by Yassine Alaoui Ismaili (@yoriyas) on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:17am PDT

Yassine Alaoui Ismaili (@yoriyas) is a Casablanca-based lensman and former breakdancer. Like a performer fusing styles, his feed combines documentary and travel with colourful pizzazz. Sianne Ngai famously wrote that aesthetics exist singularly, only as the zany, cute or interesting. But we think Ismaili has capably bound all three during his travels across North Africa.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Ricci Shryock (@ricci_s) on Aug 2, 2019 at 6:59am PDT

Mellow yellows and an analogue-style tint colour Ricci Shryock’s (@ricci_s) Senegal. The journalist is fascinated by rebels and revolutionaries, but her feed seems more the stylish, slice-of-life sort. Some charming moments of representation? A smiling women’s football team from Guinea-Bissau, and uniquely-outfitted churchgoers in Mauritania.


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