Faces of the festival -Three new coffee table books

By Stephen Weir

For the past two-weeks, photographer Don Moreland has been pouring over the thousands of photographs that he and his team took at this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, the Junior Carnival Parade and the King and Queen Competition.

By weekend, the first copies of his three coffee table books with pictures  from the carnival will be rolling off the presses.

“I am quite proud of our parade photographs. Three of us were taking pictures for the books. We spread ourselves around the route and got every section in each of the eleven bands that took part in the parade,” Moreland told The Caribbean Camera.

“If you went down the road to watch the bands this year, your photograph is in all likelihood in our Grand Parade photography book.  The same holds true for the Junior Carnival Parade and the King and Queen Show.”

“ Each book has over 100 pages.  There were eleven bands. So each mas’ camp gets coverage of at least eight pages of photographs,” Moreland explained.

Moreland who has worked closely with the mas’ camps, said he will supply them with copies of the books next week.