Photograph of a couple marching with the American flag at the Mermaid Parade made in Coney Island in Summer, 2016.
The Mermaid Parade is a traditional art parade in Coney Island. People gather every year to march to celebrate their artistic vision. They hand-make their costumes and march with pride.
I had already walked next to the marchers for a couple of hours in the heat of the midday. The crowd was cheerful and upbeat. I was trying to get into the parade when I saw this couple carrying the American flag.
© roxana gheorghe