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The photos in this collection were taken at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Oct. 9, 10, 11, 2015, in Girard Park, Lafayette, LA. I criss-crossed the festival grounds to get shots of most of the bands performing at four stages, plus an atelier (workshop) stage. I typically had only 20 or so minutes for each band (with only brief visits to the workshop stage). As usual, the biggest challenge was dealing with backlighting and, depending on the time of day, with sharply contrasting areas of light and shade falling across the stages. As the crowds got thicker later in the day, I often arrived at a stage after fans had firmly positioned themselves near the front, so I had to rely on telephoto shots. The collection also includes a few shots of dancers I was able to take as I moved around the park. The dancing shots are divided into separate albums for dancers on Saturday and on Sunday.

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to or