Dakar Fashion Week
Arts and Entertainment, second prize singles
July 9, 2011
A model poses in front of a tailor’s stall in the center of Dakar, Senegal, during the ninth edition of the Dakar Fashion Week. She is wearing a dress by US-based Senegalese designer Yolande Ngom Mancini.
The Fashion Week began in 2003, as a private venture without government support, at the initiative of former model turned designer Adama Paris and has become a leading showcase for design from across the continent.
Riva Press for Le Figaro Magazine
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Vincent Boisot was born in France in 1971. After studying law and political science, he began his career as a press photographer with various newspapers in Paris. In 2007, he founded Riva Press with four other photojournalists, working on news stories and documentary photography. In addition to his work on French news, Boisot has worked on stories worldwide, especially in Africa. His photos have been appeared in major French and international publications.