Society of Entertainers: Francesco Giusti

Society of Entertainers: Francesco Giusti
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Photographer: Francesco Giusti

"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."

Text is from Marie-Hélène Sirois, who has the Le Zebre Bleu Blog. one of my favorite art blogs out. If you haven checked it out make sure you do. She always always has amazing finds there and good descriptions of the projects.

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