[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]T[/dropcap]o increase the public profile of Présence Autochtone, the festival takes over La Place des Festivals, in the heart of Montreal’s entertainment district, with a huge suspended teepee as the centrepiece.
Displays of crafts and other free cultural events happen here, including a continuous open-fire barbecue. The main attraction is the free concerts in the evenings.
Photographer Chris Patmore caught some of the sights and spectacle for Loitered Lens, Richard Des Jardins, Trancestral and Esther Parnell among them.:
Photos by Chris Patmore
Présence Autochtone festival, 31st July – 8th August, Montreal, Canada
Chris Patmore is a photographer-designer-writer in order of creative satisfaction, or a designer-writer-photographer in order of current earnings. After becoming totally disillusioned with the world of film journalism he has returned to his first loves: music and photography. Sirius Flatz, manager of Molotov Jukebox, says, “Chris has what one could call a musical eye, capturing bands in their perfect moments.”