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UploadedSeptember 23, 2007
TakenSeptember 23, 2007
Exposure1/20 sec at f/16
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Where I live now I tend to hear about this stuff in advance. visiting my hometown of montreal yesterday I happened upon this mass die-in. I had been spending the day shooting headshots for a good friend when I lucked out on this. they were protesting the death of a cyclist on montreal street by a motorist.
It was incredible. They shut down rue ste. catherine in the late afternoon on a saturday. closed the city for ten minutres.
It was beautiful. I would say that it made a lot of montreal motorists angry, but that would mean the protesters really had no effect.

27 responses

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler said (23 Sep 2007):

    Fascinating! I hope it makes people think about what they're doing on the roads a bit more :o)

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (23 Sep 2007):

    great shot! cities often do a poor job protecting bikers rights

  • Vanessa Marie Gonzalez

    Vanessa Marie Gonzalez gave props (23 Sep 2007):

    I really like it the people standing on the sides of the photo kinda ruined it for me but I know that's not your fault.

  • Sean Sullivan

    Sean Sullivan said (24 Sep 2007):

    this is fantastic

  • eva monbert

    eva monbert gave props (25 Sep 2007):

    nice story, nice pict, very fascinating, yeah, it rocks

  • Cristina Cocullo

    Cristina Cocullo said (26 Sep 2007):

    this is an incredible shot, and story... i love it!so lucky to stumble in all this and so good to shoot a great image!
    Yeah, it ROCKS! ;-0

  • Denman Scofield

    Denman Scofield (Deleted) said (26 Sep 2007):

    Very cool... : )

  • A Martin

    A Martin (Deleted) said (26 Sep 2007):

    Great photo........interesting story.

  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (27 Sep 2007):

    Great shot! I live in Montreal. I don't believe I lost this!

  • Kelsey C

    Kelsey C said (30 Sep 2007):

    very interesting shot

  • julia tous

    julia tous said (30 Sep 2007):

    So it's pretty obvious already that this picture is amazing. I love the colors, the angle, everything. You had a really lucky opportunity.

  • Carl Timpone

    Carl Timpone said (4 Oct 2007):

    great concept. awsome shot. i wish i had this many models!!

  • Jodie Andrefski

    Jodie Andrefski gave props (20 Oct 2007):

    great example of photojournalism. Super shot.

  • Aimee Griffith

    Aimee Griffith said (30 Oct 2007):

    absolutely amazing! your definitely right about protesters, if they didn't have an inpact than why would they do it?

  • Denman Scofield

    Denman Scofield (Deleted) said (3 Dec 2007):

    This photo is gonna get published, the right category hasn't come yet, but this photo is a printers WET DREAM!

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (27 Dec 2007):

    You know, I think the spectators are necessary in this for the message to get across. Spectating, and getting a message across to an audience is what it is all about. I have never heard of such a thing as a 'die in' before but it is a great idea. Great capture.

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2008):

    Very lucky indeed to happen upon this. Really well done.

  • Matias Kritz

    Matias Kritz gave props (8 Jan 2008):

    Amazing work!!!! greetings from Buenos Aires.Mk

  • Carmen O'Brien

    Carmen O'Brien said (28 Jan 2008):

    resting to promote life

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (28 Mar 2008):

    wow. =]

  • Jaakko Saari

    Jaakko Saari gave props (20 Apr 2008):

    Beautiful, sensitive work. The woman in foreground was great choice.

  • Angela Bacon-Kidwell

    Angela Bacon-Kidwell said (15 May 2008):

    Interesting photo and what great timing.

  • lauren smith

    lauren smith said (21 Jul 2008):

    the thing i love most about this shot is that you do not have a clear shot on anyone's face. This helps you realize that that type of accident can happen to anyone if things continue the way they are.

  • Gina Brining

    Gina Brining (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    This is pretty incredible.

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (13 Mar 2009):

    wow! this is so powerful!

  • patrick john o'doherty

    patrick john o'doherty said (22 Apr 2009):

    what a great protest, you come from a very cool place i hope to see one day

  • Alex Moudeve

    Alex Moudeve said (22 Jun 2009):

    ima fan.

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