Yes, people are celebrating the Fourth of July on a different day, a Saturday, so the Nation’s holiday will not disrupt the day of “worship.” Gotta love the Bible Belt!
And yes, I thought this was cute when I shot it. It’s amazing how your perspective changes when you are in different cultures. As a photojournalist, it is a necessity of survival to be able to adapt to your surroundings.
Looking back (it’s been several years since I took this photo) this is a true testament to how the south is headed for 80 percent childhood obesity rates. This little girls is learning at an early age that it’s okay to consume a lot of sugar. She’ll probably have Mountain Dew Mouth before she gets her adult teeth.