Daniele Tamagni's 'Gentleman of Bacongo' Series Profiles Dandy Looks

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 5, 2016
References: photodantam & lanciatrendvisions
Daniele Tamagni's 'Gentleman of Bacongo' photo essay captures the unique style of Africa's elegant community of 'Sapeurs' -- gentlemen who pride themselves on always looking their best.

Sporting a wardrobe of tailored suits and top hat accessories, the Sapeurs are known for promoting luxury and exuberance in the Congo, a place that remains synonymous with poverty and political turmoil despite of its emerging creative arts scene. Using fashion as a method of self expression, these gentlemen make a social statement that rejects common stereotypes that are related to Central Africa and its economy.

Capturing flamboyant gentlemen in an urban setting, Daniele Tamagni zones in on each subject's unique personality and opts for images that are candid, expressive and undeniably authentic.