James Prochnik

01_Jouvert by James Prochnik
James Prochnik

J'Ouvert / Street Portraits

by James Prochnik (USA)

The images in this portfolio are comprised of two projects – recent work documenting the J’Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn (2017) and ongoing street portrait work that I’ve been doing over the past several years.

J’Ouvert is a daybreak celebration that signals the start of Carnival. It was started in Trinidad during the time of slavery in part as a means to mock the slave masters’ masquerade balls, and as a means to act out some of the evils of slavery. In Brooklyn, where I photographed it, the celebration starts early in the morning before the much larger ‘West Indian Day Parade’ on labor day Monday.


Portfolio from the Visual Storytelling workshop with Ed Kashi, December 2017.

Video conference with DARIA BONERA,
Photo Agency Director, DB

01_Jouvert by James Prochnik

02_Jouvert by James Prochnik

03_Jouvert by James Prochnik

04_Jouvert by James Prochnik

05_Jouvert by James Prochnik

06_Jouvert by James Prochnik

07_Jouvert by James Prochnik

08_Jouvert by James Prochnik

09_Jouvert by James Prochnik

10_Jouvert by James Prochnik

11_Jouvert by James Prochnik

12_Jouvert by James Prochnik

13_Ramel by James Prochnik

14_Taliek by James Prochnik

15_Brandon by James Prochnik

16_Trevor by James Prochnik

17_Tomás by James Prochnik

18_Egil by James Prochnik

19_Edgar by James Prochnik

20_Richard by James Prochnik


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