• Tariq Zaidi COLLECTOR'S EDITION: Sapeurs. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo Motif: »Clementine« (2017)
  • Tariq Zaidi COLLECTOR'S EDITION: Sapeurs. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo Motif: »Clementine« (2017)

Tariq Zaidi COLLECTOR'S EDITION: Sapeurs. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo Motif: »Clementine« (2017)

British photographer Tariq Zaidi presents a fashion subculture of Kinshasa & Brazzaville: La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society of Ambiance-Makers & Elegant People). Its followers are known as »Sapeurs« (»Sapeuses« for women). Most have ordinary day jobs as taxi-drivers, tailors and gardeners, but as soon as they clock off they transform themselves into debonair dandies. Sashaying through the streets they are treated like rock stars – turning heads, bringing ‘joie de vivre’ to their communities and defying their circumstances. Traditionally passed down through the male line, many Congolese women and their children have recently begun donning designer suits. As Papa Wemba (1949–2016, Congolese singer and fashion icon who popularized Sape) once said: »White people invented the clothes, but we make an art of it.«

Collector's Edition:

  • Book »Sapeurs. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo« 
  • Signed and numbered Archival Inkjet Print on 325 gsm Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta (Image 16 x 24 cm, Sheet 17 x 25 cm)
  • Limitied Edition of 25
  • Delivery without frame

Pricing:

  • Ed.     1-5: 128 €
  • Ed.   6-15: 190 €
  • Ed. 16-25: 250 €

 

Available from September 2020, pre-order here: contact@kehrerverlag.com


Half-cloth hardcover 19 x 27 cm 176 pages 121 color illustrations English Available soon ISBN 978-3-86828-973-2-C-2 2020

Artist:

Tariq Zaidi

Texts:

Tariq Zaidi

Design:

SMITH

Awards

Pictures of the Year POY77 - First Place - Portrait Series

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