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

Explore the art, culture, and landscapes of North Africa through these Instagram photography accounts
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A post shared by On The Streets Of Cairo (@momkenbokra) on Jun 15, 2019 at 1033am PDT

Momken Bokra&rsquos (@momkenbokra) collection isn&rsquot a photography account in the strictest sense it&rsquos more of a Cairo moodboard. From weird graffiti to questionable signs, it&rsquos an ode to the unintentional humour and confusing beauty found in urban landscapes where people are only incidental.

Tunis&rsquo 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&rsquos an unpredictable collection that&rsquos sure to leave a smile on your face. Or, like us, begin to jot down an insider&rsquos 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 1012pm PST

Addis Ababa&rsquos many moods come alive in the hands of Eyerusalem Jiregna (@eyerusalem_a_jiregna). In a feed that&rsquos 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&rsquoll spot parallels in her work with Indian street photography doesn&rsquot 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 1017am 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 659am PDT

Mellow yellows and an analogue-style tint colour Ricci Shryock&rsquos (@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&rsquos football team from Guinea-Bissau, and uniquely-outfitted churchgoers in Mauritania.

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