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School Portraits

American documentary photographer Eliot Elisofon took these striking portraits of female students at a Protestant secondary school in Mbandaka, Congo, in 1972. I love the mix of hairstyles – these ladies had an amazing sense of style.

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The Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People

The Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes or sapeurs are a group of sartorially-inlined men from Brazzaville in the Congo. They use dress as an aspirational performance where clothing suggests status and wealth, standing in stark contrast to the abject poverty … Continue reading

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