Photographer: Mariano Hernandez
The Dominican Carnival is a chronicle of ancestors and identities, where the ethnic-cultural origin of its society emerges. At the same time it is also the expression of popular imagination, of creativity, magic and fantasy. A space of freedom!
At the carnival we are what we want to be and even what we do not want to be. We turn the world upside down, reenacting what society denies us, in an idealized transient democratization. That’s the magic of carnival!