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Comrades in Arms

Comrades in Arms
Photograph by Susie Post Rust

Showing stamina for celebration, youths in Dangriga, Belize, dance for hours during a parade commemorating Garífuna Settlement Day. Held each year on November 19, the festival honors their migration into Belize of the Garífuna people, who began trickling in from Honduras around 1802. This particular parade started with a whimper, plagued by rains and a no-show band. Late in the day a flatbed truck pulled up, toting the musicians and their huge speakers. Once the band began, residents poured into the streets to dance. “All of a sudden this quiet parade turned into a raucous, energetic party,” says photographer Susie Post Rust.



Camera: Nikon N90S
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Unrecorded
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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