This Carnival season we sent New Orleans photographer Tammy Mercure out into the field to document a few Mardi Gras parades on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With a little guidance from our Coastal friends, we're happy to present her photo series capturing the 48th Annual Krewe of Nereids roll in Bay St. Louis.
Happy Mardi Gras, Mississippi!
In Greek mythology, Nereids are sea nymphs and often seen beside Poseidon.
The name is appropriate for the Gulf communities wherepeople have often come to help each other in times of distress like the goddesses of the sea did.