Stoddard in the Modern World

Stoddard left his legacy in the Adirondacks through his photographs, simultaneously romanticizing the "untrammeled" wilderness and enticing more and more people to flock to the Adirondacks in search of those same views. While Stoddard had to lug a fifty-pound camera and accessories around the North Country, the ubiquity of camera phones in this day and age has transformed the art of wilderness photography. Nowadays, almost anyone can snap a picture of a mountain vista and upload it to social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr all contribute to the growing practice of capturing and sharing the natural beauty of the world around us.

In this modern age, anyone with a camera can take part in the visual romanticization of the Park--and when they do, they indulge a tradition in large part popularized by Seneca Ray Stoddard himself.

Here's a few of our favorites from the modern-day-Stoddards (photos taken from the Adirondack tag on Flickr):

Ed Brodzinsky

Flickr user - Ed Brodzinsky



Fickr user - largeguy1


Ron Hay

Flickr user - Ron Hay


William Cohea

Flickr user - William Cohea


Matt Champlin

Flickr user - Matt Champlin


For a complete, real-time view of the constantly updating Adirondack hashtag on Instagram, check out our classmate's Folk Art page:


For more Stoddard-esque photography click HERE to learn about a book by modern-day Adirondack photographer, Mark Bowie, who literally followed in Seneca Ray Stoddard's footsteps and re-photographed the scenes that Stoddard had captured over 100 years before.