Our Favorite Place

The Institute is inspired by New York’s Adirondack Park, a vast natural wonderland of crystal lakes, breathtaking mountains and abundant wildlife.  At over six million acres, the Park is about twice the size of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined.  All of this is within a day’s drive of many of the largest metropolitan centers in the eastern U.S.

As intensely beautiful as the Adirondacks are, they also loom large in the ongoing environmental debate.  Environmental concerns, which we hear about on an almost daily basis and include global warming, acid rain and invasive species, are in actuality having a profound impact on the Park and its future.  We hope that our efforts at the Institute will bolster the role of outdoor photography as a powerful tool to be used toward the preservation of the Adirondacks and our other natural spaces.