A Cleveland Tradition – Parade the Circle

Parade the Circle participant

Every June, in Cleveland’s University Circle, thousands show up to celebrate “Parade the Circle.”  It’s a free, colorful, multi-cultural event where participants make there own costumes.  It’s a super venue for capturing candid photos of parade participants as well as people meandering around the event partaking of great food and entertainment.

This photo was taken of a parade participant wearing a mask made of sticks.  Although it made a nice color photograph, the contrast in the photo made it a great candidate for a black and white conversion.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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