Photo Journal: Skate Jam at Montreal’s Peace Park

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch. Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Montreal’s Peace Park is a quiet icon of architecture in the city, gritty, grimy, and highly urban. Sometimes it shows live movies. Sometimes it seems like a place to score some dope. Montreal skateboarders (who, let’s face it, are among the best in the world) love the park for its granite ledges, stairs, and location. The Peace Park appears in many a skate film.

The Peace Park’s technologically cool neighbor, the SAT, along with documentary film maker and skateboarder, David “Boots” Bouthillier, have launched a pilot project in which skateboarding is legalized at the Peace Park (la Place de la Paix) until September 26th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. On Tuesday evenings, a skate jam took place at the park before the outdoor film screenings. We sent out Michael Bakouch to get pictures of the skaters in action.

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Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Peace Park Skate Jam. Skateboarding. Photo Michael Bakouch.

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Pop Montreal takes place throughout September. For more of Michael Bakouch’s 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