For those of you who have never heard of a "rainbow gathering" before, this photo series that carries the same name offers a fantastic look into what it is. Essentially, rainbow gatherings are temporary communities held outdoors, which encourage ideals of peace, love, harmony, freedom and community as a consciously expressed alternative to mainstream society.
Shot by Canadian photographer Benoit Paille, who is based in Montreal, the Rainbow Gathering photo series was captured over a period of three years in three countries (Canada, Mexico and Spain).
An unadorned yet arresting series, the Rainbow Gathering portfolio features portraits of participants who range in age. Frank and open with some hints of dirt (quite literally), the Rainbow Gathering photo series is a breath of fresh air.