Les Sapeurs

Here are links to additional information about the Sape, the dandy phenomenon in the two Congos:

You may also be interested in this article about the Herero of Namibia, who transformed the dress imposed on them by German colonial forces into a distinctive style: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/03/01/jim_naughten_documenting_the_herero_tribe_of_namibia_and_its_20th_century.html

Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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