20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Mardi Gras Indian

To participate in the Mardi Gras Indian tradition in New Orleans, members handcraft their ornate costumes, which can weigh well over 150 pounds. For that reason, their performances onstage at the Jazz Fest and at other venues and parades require great strength and stamina.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Mark Zablotsky