Photojournal: Dance and Celebrate at McGill Pow Wow

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill’s annual pow wow is an opportunity for the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit to gather, dance, drum, sing, socialize, and celebrate traditional culture while creating new ones. McGill’s pow wow is partially intended for both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to join in the party. After opening words by Mohawk Elder Alex Diabo and a grand entry, the events begin. This years events included inter-tribal dances, traditional dances, throat singing, smoke dancing, and KZO — aboriginal dance and dubstep. Goods by artisans were available to purchase as well. Here are Michael Bakouch’s pictures of the day.

Dancer. McGill Pow Wow 2014. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Dancer. McGill Pow Wow 2014. Photo Michael Bakouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Singer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Singer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Singer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Singer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Painting. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Painting. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Beadwork. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Beadwork. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Dancer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Dancer. McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

McGill Pow Wow. PHoto Michael Backouch.

Dreamcatcher. McGill Pow Wow. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Dreamcatcher. McGill Pow Wow. Photo Michael Bakouch.

McGill’s annual pow wow took place on September 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

For more of Michael Bakouch’s vibrant photographic work, check out his website HERE and his blog HERE.

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About Michael Bakouch

I'm Michaël, a photographer focused on people in different places. The streets are my medium. So what is "street photography?" Street Photography is an art. It communicates the human condition in public places, within or without urban environments. The presence of the street is not necessary. Its people and or objects can be absent. The environment in which the image is projects the essence of human character. You will discover through my lens how I capture a city, its people and moments. A picture speaks a thousand words Its reality is untouchable, transparent and invisible to our fixed and restrictive fields of vision. (Michaël Bakouch) Contact: Website | More Posts