image courtesy Luca Fontana


Hardcover with tipped-in plate
ca. 24 × 32 cm
256 pages ca.
148 color ills.
English, Italian
Available at Kehrer Verlag
ISBN 978-3-96900-154-7 2024

Editors: Aïda Muluneh, Chiara Bardelli Nonino.
Curated by Giordano Tamagni
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Texts: Emmanuelle Courrèges, Angelo Ferracuti, Alain Mabanckou, Lekgetho Makola, Gianfranco Maraniello, Véronique Marchand, Gerardo Mosquera, Tommaso Sacchi, Waridi Schrobsdorff, Kwanele Sosibo et al.
Design: Tomo Tomo




Documenting street styles and fashion trends, Daniele Tamagni captured the pride and joy of urban communities across the globe to whom fashion is a way to position oneself in a reimagined society. Collecting Daniele Tamagni’s images of the Congolese sapeurs, Botswana’s afrometals, Bolivian female wrestlers, young dance crews of Johannesburg and more, Style Is Life brings together renowned and unpublished photographs that remind us of the subversive and political value of fashion.

“With every frame of Daniele’s, it’s clear he wasn’t a photographer simply capturing moments detached from the environment or people. He immersed himself in each instant, uniquely positioning himself as a foreign photographer who valued building relationships with subjects.” (Aïda Muluneh)

“Daniele’s images have won a World Press Photo Award, inspired fashion designers such as Paul Smith and Stella Jean, convinced the demanding jury of the ICP Infinity Award and seduced artists such as Solange Knowles.” (Chiara Bardelli Nonino)

image courtesy Luca Fontana