Private viewing of Les Sapeuses: The Women Dandies of the DRC

  • 8th Feb 2023
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Heritage Gallery
Image credit: ‘Inda Gabie’, photograph taken by Junior D Kannah.

Please join us for for a private viewing of Les Sapeuses: The Women Dandies of the DRC at the Heritage Gallery, Greenwich Maritime Campus, on Wednesday 8 February.

There will be an opening talk, chaired by Yemisi Mokuolu, Founder & CEO of Hatch Ideas Worldwide, with curator of Les Sapeuses, Sally Howard. It will include a video contribution from photographer Junior D Kannah, on his work shown in the exhibition.

This event is FREE but please do register below if you would like to attend.

Sally Howard is a UK-based broadsheet journalist and the author of several books on social affairs and feminism. She holds a Master’s in Gender Studies and the Global South from SOAS, University of London.

Junior D. Kannah is a photojournalist based in Kinshasa. A regular for agencies AFP/Getty, Kannah’s images record the tumult and social change in his home nation.

Yemisi Mokuolu is an award-winning live events producer and creative industries business consultant. She founded Hatch Events in 2002 to programme and raise the profile of African arts and artists globally. She is the founder of ‘Out of Africa’ arts & culture brand, co-founder of ‘Asa Baako – One Dance’ festival in Ghana and co-founder of ‘Five Cowries’ arts education charity in Nigeria. In 2021, Yemisi became a recipient of the “Global Africa Award”

Related Events & Exhibitions

  • Les Sapeuses: the Women Dandies of the DRC

    • 8th Feb - 6th April 2023
    • TBC
    • Heritage Gallery

    Documenting the life and style of the sapeuses, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s ‘female dandies’ subculture, through the reportage photography of Kinshasa-based photographer Junior D. Kannah.