2010 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 2nd prize

Francesco Giusti

07 May, 2009

Sapeur Pariny Demi Poutou, of Pointe-Noire. The Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society of Entertainers and Elegant People, SAPE), in Congo-Brazzaville, dates back to the 1920s and 1930s when privileged Congolese returned stylishly dressed from visits to Paris. Members of the SAPE, known as Sapeurs, see themselves as artists and often have nicknames and distinguishing gestures or poses. Some have celebrity status.

About the photographer

Francesco Giusti

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