Say “Rwanda” to most people and they automatically conjure up one of two images: the genocide or mountain gorillas. But just like any other country, Rwanda is more complex than its visual stereotypes.
I lived in Rwanda for two years, and I started my “Everyday Rwanda” iPhone photo project because I was tired of seeing Rwanda portrayed as a stereotypical African country. Rwanda is safe and poor, filled with working people and quirky people, mud homes and skyscrapers, fancy parties and simple gatherings. It’s complicated, beautiful, and interesting, just like any other country.