19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Big Queen Kim, Spirit of FIYIYI

Big Queen Kim 'Cutie' Boutte parades through Treme on Mardi Gras day. The suits, which tell stories of African and African-American history, are constructed of feathers and thousands of beads. Each suit is hand sewn and can take thousands of hours to complete.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Vincent Simmons