Daniele Tamagni, 'Ngor, La Renaissance Africaine', 2012, Lambda c-type print, 80 x 57 cm, Courtesy of October Gallery
Daniele Tamagni, 'Ngor, La Renaissance Africaine', 2012, Lambda c-type print, 80 x 57 cm, Courtesy of October Gallery 

Trained originally as an art historian, Daniele Tamagni captures unique street style in burgeoning African urban spaces, such as Brazzaville, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dakar, where he seeks and finds individualistic identity. In 2007, he won the Canon Young Photographer Award with a project about the Congolese dandies, Sapeurs of Brazzaville and in 2010, the International Center of Photography, Infinity Award; fashion category.

Tamagni has produced several successful photography books including Gentlemen of Bacongo, 2009 in which the designer Paul Smith wrote the preface and found inspiration for his collection spring/summer 2010. He has been exhibited worldwide, with works in private and major public collections including, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA; and Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, USA.