Best of the Festival: A Gallery of Visitor Photos

Want to revisit your favorite moments of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival? We’ve put together a selection of dazzling visitor photographs in our Best of the Festival Gallery to help you do just that. Thank you to all of this year’s talented visitors who chose to share their work with us and with the world. We look forward to more wonderful images in 2014.

Photograph by buttercup_lp. All rights reserved.
Photograph by buttercup_lp. All rights reserved.

Photographers selected for the Best of the Festival Gallery will receive free Smithsonian Folklife Festival merchandise in acknowledgement of their contributions.

If you’d still like to share your images of the Festival, join us on Flickr. Not on Flickr? Sign up for free here. Be sure to tag your photos #2013Folklife.

See you again in 2014!

Returning to moderate the Flickr Group and select the galleries for the third year in a row is Ariel Fielding, a former Folklife Festival fellow in community and online engagement. Ariel first learned to use an SLR camera and a darkroom at the age of six and has an enduring interest in documentary photography. She recently collaborated with photographer Michael Barker on ALPHA Alternative School 1972/2012, an ethnographic art project based on environmental portraiture.