Pro Photo Goes to Carnival
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- By Zach Brien
Walking along Napoleon Ave. in search of a bathroom, my girlfriend’s sister, said “I’ve never seen anything like this in America.” As a lifelong New Orleanian until 2019, I can guarantee you will not see anything else like this anywhere.
As a photojournalist, I covered Carnival and Mardi Gras every year from 2014 to 2019, so when I was coming back, I had to have a camera in hand - Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm, 35mm and a speelight. Also this time, I brought my girlfriend and her sister, two Carnival first timers.
We hit everything Carnival season and Mardi Gras has to offer - parades, block parties, Mardi Gras Indians, home made costumes, flambeaux and more. It's overwhelming in the best way possible. You're around too many people having too much fun.
In my experience, Carnival season and Mardi Gras are the best days to exist anywhere in America. If you've been there, you know what I'm talking about.