bon temps – Mardi Gras in Mobile
The Carnival season is a celebration of excess preceding the fasting and penitence of Lent. It culminates on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.Mardi Gras is a proud tradition in Mobile, one worth preserving through documentary photography. We moved to Mobile in 2007 and immediately started working on our Mardi Gras project with the goal of documenting local history as it happens. The project is a work in progress, and will be for years to come.