Mardi Gras Feature

Photo Essay – Mardi Gras 2017 – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Beautiful southern spring weather greeted paraders and parade-goers alike with the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  The favored theme, as with any election year, was a satirical look at the incoming administration. Trumps, judges, Spicers, and Kelly-Annes were out in force to welcome the next four years. May Mardi Gras forever continue its colorful satirical traditions in full regalia! These pictures are a historic nod to those who question, and to the answers unknown, as we await next year’s joyous processions.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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To see more of Jeff’s work, click here.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.