Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions


Photography of Ted Blackmar: Adirondacks and Other Wilderness Images

June 4, 2004 - September 5, 2004

South Across Middle Saranac Lake in October 1989
Collection of Ted Blackmar

Ted Blackmar (Hamilton College Class of 1944) is a retired physician. Founder of Forestcraft, a wilderness camp in the Adirondacks, Blackmar worked with camp children, sharing his love of the mountains, for more than 50 years. He also served as a school physician at the Peddie School and The Lawrenceville School prior his retirement in 1975.

Blackmar's profession allowed him to spend significant time exploring many wildernesses in New York State and around the world including Utah, Alaska, Patagonia, Switzerland, and Nepal. Born in New York City and raised in Scarsdale, Blackmar spent his summers with family in the Adirondacks. He has been a photographer since childhood.

The exhibition includes outdoor nature photography from many countries selected from nearly 40,000 slides in his collection. Nicole Lamanski and Grace Epstein, members of the Class of 2004, worked with David Nathans, Acting Director of the Emerson Gallery, to curate this summer exhibition.