Fascinating Photos of Congolese Wrestlers

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There are hundreds of wrestlers in Kinshasa city on the Congo River. In the evening, they lead audiences in motorized parades to the backyards and back streets where their semi-fixed matches begin. Their costumes — from the luchador-esque macho men and mystical spell casters to priests and Spidermen — complement their furious charisma. See the gruff, (mostly) buff, (always) fascinating Congolese Wrestlers , spotted by Nerdcore and shot by Colin Delfosse against the backdrop of developing urban landscape and lush town outskirts.

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse

Photo credit: Colin Delfosse