2018 / People / Life Style

The Sapeurs of Brazzaville

  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Life Style, 2nd Place winner in People
  • Photographer
    Tariq Zaidi

Sape, an abbreviation of Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes ("Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People"), is a fashion subculture centered on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the DRC and Republic of Congo. Someone who follows La Sape is known as a Sapeur.