Wild Photos of Louisiana's Rural Mardi Gras Bacchanals

Photography was ubiquitous in Louisiana born photographer Lucius A. Fontenot's house growing up. His dad turned their bathroom into a darkroom, and he’s been fascinated by film for as long as he can remember. As a teen in the 90s he got his own camera and began shooting concerts all around the state. Eventually he became enthralled by local traditions like Courir de Mardi Gras and communal hog slaughters known as boucheries.

Having grown up with these activities, they didn’t seem...

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