Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Severin, 62, a retired forester and full-time sapeur, gets dressed in his home. He has been a sapeur for 42 years. Followers of the ‘Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes’ or ‘Sape’ have ordinary day jobs, as taxi-drivers 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.

Tariq Zaidi, UK

Print Size: 870x580 mm
Frame Size: 1070x880 mm
Paper Type: Felix Schoeller True Satin Baryta 310gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS CC 205 14

 

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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
برازافيل، جمهوريّة الكونغو
Archival Giclee Digital Print


Severin, 62, a retired forester and full-time sapeur, gets dressed in his home. He has been a sapeur for 42 years. Followers of the ‘Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes’ or ‘Sape’ have ordinary day jobs, as taxi-drivers 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.

يعملُ البستاني المتقاعد الذي يبلغ من العمر 62 عاماً كراقص "سابور" بدوامٍ كامل منذ 42 سنة، وقد بدأ يرتدي ملابسه في منزله. ويضطلع متبنوا ثقافة "الا ساب"، أي أعضاء "جمعية الأنيقين" بوظائف حقيقيّة خلال النهار، فيقودون سيارات الأجرة أو يعملون كبستانيين، ولكن بمجرّد انتهاء دوامهم يتحوّلون إلى أشخاص يرتدون ملابس أنيقة ويرقصون، فيمشون بوتيرةٍ مترنّحة في الشوارع فيما يعاملهم المارّة كنجوم الروك.

Photographer:
Tariq Zaidi, UK
طارق زيدي، المملكة المتّحدة


Print Size: 870x580 mm

Frame Size: 1070x880 mm

Exhibit: POS CC 205 14

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