Oh the Locos

Lindsay here.

Waking up early in the morning to photograph a parade, Dias dos Locos, that has been referred to as “total chaos” is not necessarily the most exciting start to a day. However after waiting for a couple of hours for the parade to start and finally approaching it head on was a pretty exhilarating experience. With the idea of trying to cover the parade as an event for a newspaper, which Susan talked about as we were walking to find the parade, I attempted the challenge. Once we found the start of the parade, I began to walk against it, photographing the participants and the audience as it travelled by. To find some order in the endless amount of visual stimuli, I tried to find moments that encapsulated the overall feeling of joviality the parade and audience exude. And so here is my vision of the Dias dos Locos and the moments I found within it.

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