The 21st century brought with it a whole new set of everyday habits facilitated by the mass distribution of technology (digital cameras and then smart phones) and communication (e-mails then social media platforms). The fact that every Sudanese family has relatives outside Sudan has necessitated the use of these platforms and technologies to engage and stay up to date.

The same list of pictures was suddenly easily downloaded from colorful digital cameras and sent via e-mail or Facebook. Then a drastic shift happened and an app called Instagram brought things like #foodporn #travel #fromwhereistand, and #selfies started taking over the good old #family and #friends photographs. We began photographing things, places, experiences, and of course a special breed of people replaced their daily #coffee with a dose of meticulously angled and filtered #selfie.

Across the world celebrities, companies, brands, yogis, fashion bloggers and designers, jewelry makers, artisans, fitness enthusiasts and poets soon found their way to Instagram. In South Sudan, personal accounts reign supreme, but a few celebrities, brands and companies are gaining visibility. There is an even more alluring undercurrent; photographers (professional and amateur) have done us and the world a favor and populated their accounts with stunning images of everyday life in South Sudan.

Get a glimpse of what life is in South Sudan by following these accounts filled with idyllic stories told in hundreds of photos.


Her life is a whole set of #LifeGoals – we get a glimpse from her fabulous life in (Yei, Torit, everywhere) with a heavy dose of culture, fashion, arts and natural scenery.

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Charles is a photo-journalist who specializes in brilliant portraits capturing “daily routines positively” and “old school hustle”.

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Jal keeps us tuned in to his globe-trotting, with pictures and fun videos from behind the scenes of his concerts, to teasers for his activism and entrepreneurial projects and selfies with people from all walks of life. South Sudanese celebrity fantasy fulfilled.



Grace oh Grace, what can we say? Absolutely stunning; life, form and #instalife.




Massively popular on Instagram, the super-model shares behind the scene shots of her wildly fabulous life, photo-shoot teasers and a little bit of her personal off-the-runway model lifestyle.



via thisisafrica