Courir de Mardi Gras: A Photo Essay | Songlines
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Courir de Mardi Gras: A Photo Essay

By David Simpson

Every Mardi Gras, a blur of costumed Cajun and Creole revellers in Louisiana head off in search of gumbo ingredients. When an ingredient is offered, such as a live chicken, the race is on. David Simpson has been documenting this unique tradition for over 25 years, with a new book capturing the centuries-old celebrations

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