Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Galleries #4 & #5

Mike Smith, co-founder of The NAMES Project. Photo by Billy Howard

In spite of the powerful storm that swept across the Mall on Friday night, causing substantial damage that shut down the Festival on Saturday, our visitors took the opportunity to catch up on uploading their photos to Flickr. As always, we had plenty of wonderful images to choose from. Take a look at gallery #4!

Thanks to our tireless staff and volunteers, the Festival was up and running again today, which resulted in more wonderful images on Flickr. Check out gallery #5!

You can upload and share your own images to the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Flickr Group here. We pick a few of our favorite visitor photos or videos every day, and take them to a wider audience by featuring them on our Festival blog. Twitter users, follow our Flickr Top Ten galleries with #FlickrTopTen and follow the Festival with #2012Folklife.

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Stay tuned for a new gallery each day.

Returning this year to moderate the Flickr Group and select the galleries is Ariel Fielding, a former Folklife Festival Fellow in Community and Online Engagement. A lifelong photographer, Ariel built her first pinhole camera at the age of six, and learned to use a darkroom at the same age. She works as a performing arts producer in Toronto.