20/366 | MLK Fest

January 20, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

MLK Fest started as a one-day event in 2015. It's grown into a festival of service spanning the entire weekend to revitalize neighborhoods in Baton Rouge with the help of volunteers. Not the safest area of town, but I went anyway. There was a heavy police presence, along with WAFB, our local news reporters. I happened upon a tarp-laden parking lot with lots of budding artists using their creativity on this gorgeous sunny day. They were using the backs of old corrugated signs, bricks, cardboard, whatever they could find. Some were painting in the style of Jackson Pollack, some went the Bob Ross way, and others painted uplifting messages. It was so nice to see friendly faces of all races with one purpose: make Baton Rouge beautiful.

20/36620/366MLK Day | Baton Rouge

105mm | f/8 | ISO 200 | 1/1600 sec


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