Delta Quinceañera

Over the past couple years, I have been documenting Latino life in the Mississippi Delta, specifically in Bolivar County. This population is often overlooked in an area that's focused on its black and white history. This weekend, I was given permission to photograph a quinceañera, the Latino tradition of a young girl coming of age on her 15th birthday. While the ceremony itself is a beautiful cultural event, the most fascinating part — to me — is observing the shared tradition being enjoyed here in the rural Delta.