Photo Exhibition: La Sape, Sept. 11 – 30 2017 @ Alliance Française

September 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

La Sape | Image via Alliance Française


Dates: September 11-30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

About
Meet the Sapeurs – the dapper dressers, the fashionistas who are part of the Congolese subculture – La Sape (Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People) – devoted to the cult of style and refined behavior.
The Sapeurs’ sense of style is one of joyous exuberance, flamboyant colour, polished tailoring and impeccable attention to detail. The Sapeurs have a simple philosophy: to live with joie de vivre.
Acclaimed photographers Baudouin Mouanda from Brazzaville and Yves Sambu from Kinshasa have been documenting this flamboyant movement for several years. Their brilliant portraits of the sapeurs strike a balance between documentary and art.

http://www.alliancefrnairobi.org/nairobi/exhibition/

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