Pretty Mas - The West Indian Day Parade, Brooklyn 2015-17

The West Indian Day Parade is held in Brooklyn on labor day Monday each year.  It's an opportunity for the West Indian diaspora to come together in pride and celebrate Caribbean culture with a big beautiful loud parade down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.  These images focus mostly on quieter moments of beauty before the parade begins, and the smaller stories that one runs into down the side streets or off to the side of the main parade route.

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