To 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.
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.”