The glitter and glitz of Mardi Gras in New Orleans draw people in, year after year. Floats, throws, and music all make memories that last a lifetime. In this joyful volume of photographs and essays, renowned photographer Judi Bottoni and Mardi Gras expert Peggy Scott Laborde capture some of the best moments from today’s Mardi Gras celebrations. From the Twelfth Night Revelers heralding the start of Carnival season to Zulu and Rex bringing it to a triumphant close, Mardi Gras Moments
highlights what makes the experience unforgettable.
Relive scenes and music from famous parades and experience the signature floats that return year after year, including Endymion’s Pontchartrain Beach Float, Orpheus’s Smokey Mary, and Rex’s Boeuf Gras. Celebrities, including Will Ferrell, reign over super-krewes as kings. Women wear the crown in Iris, Nyx, and Muses—known for its coveted shoe throws. The Mardi Gras Indians and the Baby Dolls show off a proud history in costume and dance. The Rolling Elvi and ’tit Rǝx are just some of a wild profusion of show-stopping sub-krewes. The exuberance and thrill of Carnival are on full display in these stunning photographs.
About the Authors
Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin’ Out,
which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, Public Relations Society of America, and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans.
In her decades-long career, photographer Judi Bottoni has had her work published in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and People magazine, as well as in Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide. Bottoni attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Minneapolis and has called New Orleans home for more than twenty years.
NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS
By Peggy Scott Laborde and Judi Bottoni
TRAVEL / Pictorials
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrations & Events
PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / General
96 pp. 9 x 7
100 color photos
ISBN: 9781455621194 pb