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Through the lens: Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence, the largest gay event in New Orleans, took to the streets over Labor Day weekend with a theme of "Under the Big Top -- The Gayest Show on Earth." The street party ran round the clock. Here's a small visual recap of the celebration.

Claire Bangser is a New Orleans-based photographer and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She is the creator of NOLAbeings and has produced work for local, national, an international organizations and media since 2009. Highlights include a three-month bike tour storytelling project on the west coast, documentation for a four-month National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant in Turkey, and New Orleans-based digital storytelling projects like Cry You One and BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project. Find more of her work at www.clairebangser.com.