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In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, “bling bling” youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal.
Often marginalized on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.
About the Author
Daniele Tamagni is a freelance fashion and documentary photographer based in Milan and author of Gentlemen of Bacongo. He received a prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category at the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and was the 2010 recipient of the ICP Infinity Award in applied fashion photography. Tamagni's work has been exhibited worldwide.