Speaking of the Congo …

A year previous to the Dear Obama project, Marcus Bleasdale had a book published about the situation in DRC called ‘Rape of a Nation’ (2009). The amazing pictures tell a grim story of dictatorship, enslavement, rape, and murder. The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world’s most vast deposits of diamonds and […]

Les Sapeurs de Bacongo

I just came across Daniele Tamagni in The New Yorker’s Photo Booth. Appearantly he’s touring with a series called “Gentlemen of Bacongo” plus a book to back it up. If you’re well into the languages of the world, you can check out this clip from his show in Amsterdam last year: