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Embracing Tradition
Photograph by Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson

Ready for revelry, single men dressed in costumes celebrate Pust—a local version of Carnival—by visiting each family in the village of Koseze, Slovenia. "We bring happiness into the house," says Matej Koren, wearing the multicolored hat. "We chase away the winter, illness, and other bad stuff and bring spring, health, and joy." Many Alpine villages still hold celebrations dating back centuries. "We like our roots," says Koren.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 16mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/3.2

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded

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