I rave about most of the events I photograph, but this one is particularly special to me. Every year I can’t believe the immense talent that comes to our community in this annual celebration of diversity. The Reston Multicultural Festival is an all-day series of concerts, dance performances, food, crafts, costumes, and art from around the world. I’m continually proud of Reston’s cultural inclusivity, and this festival is a fantastic celebration of that spirit.

      I photographed this year’s festival for Reston Community Center, and I’m really pleased with the photos. I love all the stories you can find in the people at this festival.

      Leila Gordon, the Executive Director of Reston Community Center, sings the National Athem
      Beverly Cosham sings God Bless America

       

      US Naturalization Ceremony
      The country’s newest American celebrate after being announced US citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony.

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival mariachi band
      A mariachi band led the crowd from one stage to the next.

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival child
      A seven-year-old girl dressed in clothing from Mexico

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival food
      Tacos were one of many types of food available at the festival.

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival kimono
      Visitors could try on Japanese kimonos and learn origami.

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival Irish dancers
      Irish dancers

       

      Belly dancer Madison Nunez at the Reston Multicultural Festival
      Belly dancer

       

      Furia Flamenca flamenco dancers at the Reston Multicultural Festival
      Furia Flamenca dance troupe

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival children's crafts
      Children’s crafts

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival
      Burmese dancer

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival
      Indian dancer

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival belly dancer Angel Roman
      Belly dancer with sword on her head

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival gospel
      The Legendary Ingramettes gospel group

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival kimono
      Kimono

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival crafts
      Children’s crafts

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival
      Belly dancers

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival Indian dancers
      Indian dancers

       

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival Indian dancers
      Indian dancers

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival belly dancer Madison Nunez
      Belly dancer

       

      Reston Multicultural Festival Nomad Dancers
      Nomad dancers

       

      What a blast this whole day was!

      If you’d like me to photograph an event for you or your organization, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.


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      CHARLOTTE GEARY

      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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