Your Chance to See Your Photos “in the Smithsonian”

This is one of the 2012 Best of Festival images. All rights reserved by smata2
This is one of the 2012 Best of Festival images. All rights reserved by smata2.

Calling all photographers! The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Flickr Group is now open. Visitors to this year’s Festival are invited to share their images with the world by joining the Flickr Group here.

This is your chance to see your work featured as part of the Smithsonian’s virtual presence, and to share the Folklife Festival experience with those who can’t visit the National Mall in person.

We’ll be curating a daily gallery of our favorite photos and videos of the Folklife Festival, and posting the gallery on the Folklife Festival blog. If your work is selected for the final Best of the Festival Gallery, you will receive free Festival merchandise in acknowledgement of your contributions.

Don’t have a Flickr account? Simply sign up here.

We can’t wait to see your images of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival!

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 1972/2012,’ an ethnographic art project based on environmental portraiture.