It rained on our parade, but mermaids are meant to be in the water. The 35th annual Mermaid Parade opened with a downpour, but that didn’t stop the party. I captured some of the overcast activity around the boardwalk as well as the Coney Art Walls. Politics played a heavier role this year, with several costumes and characters taking aim at the Trump administration. Joining me were Christie, Stephanie, Maurice, and Sonya +1.
The 34th annual Mermaid Parade took place in Coney Island this weekend. Like all parades, getting a good view can be a bit hectic. Luckily, there was enough action to catch in the surrounding area. Coney Art Walls is a public art project curated by Jeffery Deitch. Running in its second year, it features a good collection of street artists and muralists. The parade afterparty provided a nice opportunity to catch mermaids in front of artistic backdrops. Shout out to Sonya, Stephanie, Christie, and everyone I photographed.