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19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade

Portraits from the parade.

Photographer Alex Welsh
September 06, 2016
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade

Last week on The FADER, we celebrated Caribbean music and carnival culture with a week called Sell Off. We put together a popping carnival playlist, some very wise tips from jerk chicken experts, and an essay on the freedoms patois represents. That all culminated in J'ouvert and the jubilant West Indian Day Parade, where New Yorkers set out to celebrate carnival in our own backyard. Here's what it looked like.

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19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
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19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade
19 Photos That Capture The Joy Of The West Indian Day Parade