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 !