Colin Delfosse Photographs African Fighters in Costume

By: Emily Evans - Published: Aug 16, 2011 • References: colindelfosse.blogspot and mymodernmet
While films like Nacho Libre attempt to shed light on the undiscovered foreign worlds of fighting, few are able to authentically capture wrestling rings quite like Colin Delfosse. This Belgian photographer explores the wrestlers of the Democratic Republic of Congo within his captures.

The vivid cultural captures of Colin Delfosse paint a more pleasant picture than the reality of the poverty and poor mining conditions Congo is known for in the mainstream news, and it's great to see this country portrayed in a new light. With the vibrant costumes of the Congolese Wrestlers offsetting the somber tone of Colin Delfosse's photography, these captures are uplifting.

Implications - Exploring the underground worlds of foreign countries continues to captivate audiences around the world. Companies that feature exotic and foreign qualities in their products and campaigns will attract a large consumer base fascinated with these faraway details.