In this second part I will try to illustrate to you with my photos the people which live in Congo. In general I have to say they are all cordial people, the only problem is that they are not so pleased to be photographed.. this because of a general rule of the place which denies to shoot people, at maximum asking them for permission and sometimes giving them some money.. this fact reduced a lot the number of photos I would have done to the people, but in general I had success to make some shots.
The first series is about Sapeurs, i.e. people that, despite the poverty, dress always in an elegant and eccentric way, and you can see them along the roads, perhaps with mud, dressed like they’are going to a ceremony.
The day of my arrival at Pointe Noire the case wants there was a meeting of the sapeurs of the city, and my brother and his wife had the wonderful idea to bring me there.. what a fantastic people! Notice the cigar which they use, still in the cellophan not to ruin it for the next exhibition! I leave you to the photos of these people!
The other shots I propose hereafter, excluding someone, are for the majority stolen.. or using a long lens or done on the car while moving from a place to another..
In the next episode the photos of the daylife and of streets of Congo!!