The Northside 4th of July Parade is my favorite parade in Cincinnati. It is truly a celebration of diversity and freedom. It is unique, eclectic and beyond colorful. My husband and I lived in Northside for several years in our early 20’s. It is a neighborhood where anyone can feel at home. After 30 plus years of marriage I look back at that time and remember being madly in love, poor and unconcerned and full of the innocent hubris that comes with youth.
At that time, I was just beginning my photographic career. My favorite subject to photograph happened to be parades. I was drawn to street photography, and parades were a safe place to be voyeuristic. I am endlessly curious about people and this exercise feeds my curiosity. This year the rain gave a nice gloss to the street and made it easier to shoot in all directions. The political climate added an extra layer to the parade this year. I hope you enjoy these photos.