Sapeurs / by Simon Abrams

Photo Credit: Hector Mediavilla/Picturetank

Photo Credit: Hector Mediavilla/Picturetank

A fascinating look at the sapeurs of the Republic of the Congo:

They are called sapeurs or members of the Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People). And when they go out, they turn the streets of Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, into a fashion runway.