Jeffrey Morris Photography’s newest model-in-residence, CeCe, is available for a permanent studio gig. Find her at City Dogs Rescue.
Carnival sideshows can be fascinating, comical, risqué, and thrilling. Carnival sideshows can also be icky, gross or slightly twisted. The second annual Side Yards sideshow extravaganza included a little bit of it all. (Click any image to enlarge and scroll through the show.)
Historically, the Washington neighborhood of Mount Pleasant has been predominately Hispanic with a significant number of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. As such, it only makes sense that it hosts a festival on Día de los Muertos, the day when families in south and central Mexico gather to pay tribute to dead loved ones and to offer spiritual assistance on their journey. Today, however, Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in transition with residents of multiple ethnic and economic classes. While the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos is still prominent, the current festival in Mount Pleasant is influenced by the variety of backgrounds clearly visible in the faces of those attending. Continue reading