Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Seattle editorial photographer | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

Folklife Festival 2009

Posted in assignment work, Downtown Seattle, editorial work, music, news, Washington by bermanphotos on May 26, 2009

Folklife is one of the few events in Seattle that can bring out the crowds. Every year the four-day cultural music and arts festival attracts thousands to Seattle Center. The days are long and filled with the sights and sounds of laughing, cheering, clapping, rhythmic drumming, and of course singing. More importantly, the festival offers something for everyone: I saw young’ns running through International Fountain, hippies toking, teenagers snuggling, and older people watching on, all in a state of bemused horror. Folklife is a laid-back experience precisely because there is so much going on. The constant din of the festival really only hits you upon leaving, when finally, there is silence.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

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Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

I have never seen so many kids with free hugs signs, what a strange phenomenon.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

Folklife Festival at Seattle Center May 22-25, 2009.

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Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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  1. Ursula said, on May 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Great Job, I got a picture of that guy with the scarfs too!

  2. David Kasnic said, on May 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAH. i love love love your last image. hahahah.


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