jeff day halloween 2017 feature

Photo Essay – The 2017 Halloween Parade – New York City

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NEW YORK, New York, October 31  — The 44th Halloween Parade marched up the Avenue of the Americas, led by giant skeletons and filled with costumed concerns and references from years past.  

The night’s air was thick with thoughts of a deadly truck attack, which unfolded just blocks away. Still, the participants preceded in the the face of tragedy, knowing not to be deterred.  

The 2017 parade was more political than many of its predecessors — with border walls, Trump-ian ghouls, and corporate greed the prominent themes of this All Hallows’ Eve.

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20171031©DAYHalloween1181.jpg The 44st Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way.

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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.