I recently had fun putting together a photo album of my favorite moments from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which I have been attending for over 20 years. I never cease to be amazed by the spirit and creativity of all the diverse creatures of the sea…
I’m excited to share my Mermaid images in book format! The collection includes both infrared and color imagery from several years of the Parade.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau
For a journey through the wonders of the sea, order your own copy here!
“I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living.”
I have been photographing the Parade for more than 20 years, and it never disappoints. It is an honor to continue to receive recognition with images from one of my favorite New York City events.
The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography. The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, celebrate women photographers of all levels.
I am always thrilled to be honored alongside so many wonderful photographers from all around the world.
570 women photographers from 63 countries participated in the 11th edition, collectively submitting 5,732 images. It is a huge honor to be featured alongside the beautiful work of so many great women photographers.
My images selected are from Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and the Mermaid Parade of Coney Island.
I’m honored to give a talk at Professional Women Photographers (PWP) monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8th. I will be showing and discussing work from my travels in Asia and Africa throughout the years…
I am very excited to be part of Infrared: The Invisible Made Visible exhibition at Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, VT.
The exhibition will take place from November 8 – December 2.
“Photographing in the non-visible spectrum is both magically haunting and unpredictable. It requires great technical understanding of both capture and post-production. And it takes a great deal of understanding and practice of the craft as well as how the photographer’s specific equipment will capture and interpret reality. Successful IR imagery demands a substantial expertise to master its technical and the aesthetic aspects…” – Laurie Klein, Juror
“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin
A sea of Mermaids, Mermen and Sea Creatures filled Coney Island Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade.
The Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and myths of Coney Island. In hand-made costumes, everyone promenades, sashays and struts riotously down Surf Avenue. It’s an all inclusive affair with participants from infants to octogenarians. It’s part-fantasy, part-escapism, but all real – celebrating the imagination and combining all the eccentricities and joys of artistic self-expression !
The Parade is the largest art parade in the nation and I love it and never miss it if I am in NYC.
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
I guess that’s why I love the Mermaid Parade…growing up has not gotten in the way of wonder here…
Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop Mermaid Parade ! After a fundraising effort, thousands of people came out to take part in the first post-superstorm Mermaid Parade along Surf Ave. in Coney Island. It’s part-fantasy, part-escapism, but all real. The festival is a wild celebration of the imagination, combining all the eccentricities and all the joys of artistic self-expression
The International Fine Art Photography Program and The de Groot Foundation announced the 2012 competition winners today. The winning images were selected from more than 4000 entries representing 72 countries—a truly international community of fine art photographers.
” I am so happy to have some of the fabulous Coney Island Mermaids included in this exhibition!”
The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and myths of Coney Island. In hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes and various sea creatures, everyone promenades, sashays and struts riotously down Surf Avenue . It’s part-fantasy, part-escapism, but all real. The festival is a celebration of the imagination, combining all the oddities and all the joys of artistic self-expression.
I have shot this festival on and off for 20 years and it is always fabulous !
Nevada Wier is an award-winning travel and fine-art photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Enjoy her musings, creative tips, and practical suggestions. Excelsior!