An Annual Event: Parks In Focus & The Ansel Adams Gallery

Last week, our gallery hosted a wonderful group of students from Udall Foundation Parks in Focus Program. Each summer for the past decade, Parks in Focus has been bringing groups of middle school youth from the San Francisco Bay Area to visit, explore, and learn about Yosemite through photography.

Parks in Focus Camera Walk in Yosemite Valley. Photographs taken by Staff Photographer Chris Corrandino

The Ansel Adams Gallery had the pleasure of displaying the artwork from the 2018 Parks in Focus participants from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Real Options for City Kids, and the Sequoia YMCA on gallery walls all week!

Student work from 2018 on display in the gallery

We also enjoyed taking the kids out on a Camera Walk throughout Yosemite Valley with Staff Photographer Dillon Engstrom. Students learned photography tips, practiced composing scenes big and small, and returned home with colorful images to help tell the story of their Yosemite experience.

We look forward to seeing the pictures taken by this year’s group of students, and can’t wait to keep the Parks in Focus tradition going next year! To see highlights from the past decade, check out the Parks in Focus Flickr collection.

The Parks in Focus program at Yosemite is made possible by the Yosemite Conservancy.