FACES & PLACES: Coronado's Fourth of July Parade (2022)

An exclusive photo essay by street photographer Salvatore Giametta

Americana at its finest exists just across the Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown San Diego. Coronado’s annual Fourth of July Parade is a 73-year-old tradition.

For the 2022 version, photographer Salvatore Giametta staked out a spot on the Orange Avenue parade route.

San Diego Sun readers recently met Giametta. In June, he was subject of a “Living In The City” Q&A. Recall that he’s a retired San Diego civil servant who lives in Little Italy.

In 2014, he picked up a camera and has been focused on street portraiture.

“Faces and expressions convey emotion and tell stories,” Giametta says.

His photo essay on the Coronado Fourth of July Parade tells a story without words:

ABOUT SALVATORE GIAMETTA: He’s a street photographer who lives in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy. Giametta picked up a camera in 2014, wanting to take images of everyday downtown life. Parades. Marathons. Concerts. Art exhibits. Street fairs. Political marches/rallies. His weekly go-to event is the Saturday Little Italy Farmers Market. (To see more photos, go to: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.)

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