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Daniele tamagni thegentlemenofbacongo123

  1. 1. The Gentlemen of BacongoDaniele Tamagni
  2. 2. • Les Sapeurs a group of men devoted to flamboyantly dressing in the latest highfashions• (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) from the French (La Societédes Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes ) ”.• The “Sape” began when Congo was a French colony. Many Congolese people werefascinated with French elegance and decided to imitate the French look, a stylewhich was further developed during the transition to independence.• The movement started in the 1970s and can be traced as an act of rebellionagainst the communist dictator Mubutu who curtailed European imports in favourof traditional African garb.• The “Sape” is an art and the real gentleman have to know the concept ofgentleness and good manners related to the inherent moral code of the individual.as a way of being..•
  3. 3. • The region gained independence in the but a bloody civil war plunged the countryin to chaos.• This chaos and ensuing civil war only heighten the role of the SAPE in Congolesesociety. The “Sape” by definition is a non violent individual. The “Sape” is an artand the real gentleman have to know the concept of gentleness and goodmanners related to the inherent moral code of the individual. as a way of being• With the average wage in Congo being as little as 0.30p a day the expensiveEuropean clothing could set a SAPE back 6 months wages. However they aspirethey have high Aspiration and use fashion as a means of escapism from the hardlife that they are in
  4. 4. In relation to the rule of thirds what is the focal point of this picture
  5. 5. How could the framing in this picture be change tocreate more of an impact
  6. 6. How does this picture represent the cultural struggles of the Congo and theSape role in that struggle
  7. 7. How does the photographer create a sense of authority andrespect in this image
  8. 8. The image could be arepresentation of theemergence of a newnation and the role theSape played in that canyou see why

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