Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – Australia – Feb. 27, 2010

Sydney Mardi Gras

While the first Sydney pride parade started as a small protest march in 1978 in commemoration of the Stonewall riots, it has since developed into a huge and inclusive gay-themed Mardi Gras party.

Sydney’s Mardi Gras was very different than the other pride festivals that we had documented.   There were press passes, press meetings, police barricades, lots and lots of other photographers, news channels, etc..etc.  The true enormity of it really  hits you as you look out at the huge crowds gathered.

Sydney Mardi Gras Crowd

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About wwpproject

Charles “Chad” Meacham (Project photographer) Charles was born just outside of Philadelphia, PA, and began traveling immediately after high school. He picked up a camera at the age of 30, and has since been fortunate to win over 20 international awards including those from National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and PDN magazines. The idea for this project was sparked after attending the 2009 Taipei Pride event, one of the largest pride parades in Asia. For other examples of his work visit: http://www.charlesmeacham.com/ Sarah Baxter (Project Coordinator) Sarah is the “blogging guru” of this project, and is contact person/organizer. Born in Athens, Ohio, Sarah enjoys traveling, and has since taken up residence in Los Angeles, NE Thailand, North Africa, and most recently in Taipei, Taiwan.
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