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ZOMBIES, NUNS, AND COWBOYS
Zombies, Nuns and Cowboys is an ongoing annual project documenting Halloween in North Carolina. Each year I explore North Carolina seeking out Halloween traditions like the Chapel Hiill street party where 10's of thousands parade up and down Franklin St in elaborate alter egos. Historic mill towns like Carrboro feature southern bohemian trick or treating and bars full of pop culture referencing costumed hipsters. In the former big tobacco city Durham, the especially ghoulish gather to parade as the undead in the annual Durham Zombie Lurch. Every year the hidden away riverside village of Bynum features an old-timey Pumpkins on the Bridge celebration. Costumed southerners of all ages carve folksy jack o'lanterns and line them up and down the graffiti covered bridge to glow on into the night over the dark muddy waters of the Haw River.