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  • Day One in Photos

    The Smithsonian Folklife Festival attracts many talented photographers every year. For the first time, we are choosing our favorite photos taken by our visitors, and featuring these images daily on the Folklife Festival homepage.

    You can take a look at our first picks here: check them out!

    If you take some photos of the Folklife Festival that you’d like to share with a wider audience, please feel free to upload them to our Flickr group.

    Happy snapping, everyone!

    Ariel Fielding is a 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.

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