Miranda Rae Barnes is a Caribbean American photographer born in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Her work has been featured nationally in recent exhibitions at the Brooks Museum (Memphis, TN, 2019-2020), Photoville (Brooklyn, NY, 2019, 2018), and FotoFocus Biennial (Cincinnati, OH, 2018). A Magnum Foundation fellow and PDN30 in 2019, she has been featured in Artsy, Harper's Bazaar, Vice Magazine, and W Magazine. Her selected client list includes Adidas, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, TIME, Leica, and Wall Street Journal Magazine. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Hello! My name is Miranda Barnes and I am a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. For the month of May, I am so excited to share research from an ongoing project with Pancake House. I will be sharing history notes, photography, and archival imagery on the West Indian Day Parade (also known as Labor Day parade/carnival) that is held every September in Brooklyn, New York. The parade derives its influence from Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, which is held a few days before Ash Wednesday each year.
As a first generation child on one side of my family and having roots that put my family in Brooklyn since the early 1900’s, My love for the borough of Brooklyn runs deep. The significance of Caribbean influence in New York is tangible, and I believe that the parade is a one of the cornerstones to it.
Post #1: A Brief History
Post #2: The Significance of Eastern Parkway and Migration to New York
Post #3: Personal Portraits 2017 - 2019
Post #4: May 28, 2020