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Carnival

Magnum photographers capture scenes from Carnivals across the globe

Magnum Photographers

David Alan Harvey Costumed dancers on the street during carnival. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 1998. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna Carnival. Viareggio, Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. 1987. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Constantine Manos 'American Color'. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 1986. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey Carnival. Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. 2002. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey Party goers celebrating Festival del Caribe. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 1998. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
Carl De Keyzer Carnival party for elderly people. Ghent, Belgium. 1986. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey A young boy carrying a yellow banner during carnival. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 1998. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey Carnival in Ponce. Puerto Rico. 1995. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
Harry Gruyaert Carnival procession. Mechelen, Belgium. 1988. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna Carnevale. Munich, Germany. 1971. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt Carnival. New Orleans, USA. 1990. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Elementary school carnival. Octeville-sur-Mer, Upper Normandy, France. 1983. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Nikos Economopoulos Local Carnival. Zakinthos, Ionian Island, Greece. 1982. © Nikos Economopoulos | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Samba Schools, Carnival. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1980. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Transvestites, Carnival. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1980. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna Carnival. Etroubles, Italy. 1971. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka Carnival Mask. Basel, Switzerland. 1980. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Nikos Economopoulos Child masqueraded for the Carnival. Town of Preveza, Epirus region, Greece. 1998. © Nikos Economopoulos | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey A band at Carnival time performs all day and night. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 1998. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Ball during Carnival. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1980. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Martine Franck Limoux carnaval. Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. 1976. © Martine Franck | Magnum Photos

From David Alan Harvey’s photographs of costumed dancers on the streets of Santiago de Cuba, to Carl De Keyzer’s intimate portraits of elderly festival-goers at a party in Belgium, Magnum photographers have captured the many different incarnations of the Carnival from all over the world.