Gentlemen of Bacongo, by Daniele Tamagni (Italy, 1975), is a series of portraits of the sapeurs, members of the SAPE (Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elégantes) in Bacongo, a poor district of the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. This society, professing an almost religious devotion to fashion, has spread from there across to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and to Congolese immigrant communities in Paris and Brussels.
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