One of the events I thoroughly enjoy, and look forward to every year is the MayDay parade. An event that not only acts as a major confluence of art, music, and dancing, but also touches upon various social and political causes that affect the local community, country, and the world. It is incredible to see so many people working so hard, and coming together to raise awareness through art. Just like me, there are thousands more who await this day every year.
I have been going to the parade for four years now, and I plan to not stop going in the future! Big crowds of like minded people congregating for this parade gives me hope that many of us are keen on learning about what’s going on around us – low wages, police brutality, global warming, barrel bombing, 9/11 conspiracies, to name a few – and plan to do whatever we can to make some positive impact in our lives.
You will see some galleries below of photos from each year’s MayDay parade. One thing you will probably notice is that although these photos are capturing the social messages and the getting together of the local community, they also focus on specific individuals, the role they play as part of the parade, and their interactions with others in their immediate surroundings.
I hope you like these photos.
MayDay Parade May 7, 2017
MayDay Parade May 1, 2016
MayDay Parade May 3, 2015
MayDay Parade May 4, 2014