2008 Photo Contest, Sports Feature, 3rd prize

Travis Dove

01 January, 2007

The 88-acre farm of Skatopia attracts skateboarders from all over the US. A culture of anti-establishment behavior that surrounds skateboarding has made it difficult to integrate the sport into mainstream society. Founder Brewce Martin set up Skatopia not only as a skateboarding venue, but as a sanctuary for the sport's unconventional enthusiasts. People filter in and out at will. Some camp out for a day or two, others build cabins from scraps and stay for months.

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Travis Dove

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