Before Ansel Adams and the Sierra Club became the face of environmentalism in the twentieth century, Vittorio Sella and the Appalachian Mountain Club were the center of outdoor art and conservation in America.  Like Adams, Sella dedicated his artistic career to landscape photography becoming renowned for his mountain landscapes. From 1893 to 1910, AMC collected…

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AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has deeply affected the relationship between these communities and the land today. Many predominately white outdoors and conservation organizations, including…

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  The AMC Photo Contest spotlights the different ways we experience the outdoors and the views we take in along the way. For all of us, that view changed over the past year. We announced the winners of last year’s contest just weeks before we found ourselves locked down and deeply uncertain about what the…

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