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Here’s your guide (with pictures!) to explore the Krewe of House Floats

The Krewe of House Floats is an initiative to decorate homes during the Carnival season because of the cancellation and postponement of parades and gatherings for Mardi Gras 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Matthew Hinton
February 1, 2021

The Krewe of House Floats is an initiative to decorate homes during the Carnival season because of the cancellation and postponement of parades and gatherings for Mardi Gras 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the cities floats have popped up often using out-of-work Mardi Gras artists from Stronghold Studios, Crescent City Artists, LLC, Kern Studios and artists working with the Krewe of Red Beans’ “Hire A Mardi Gras Artist,” initiative. All photos by Matthew Hinton

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Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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