Art Rangers is a new non-profit art project that aims to support US National Parks with fine art photography. Purchase beautiful artworks showing the national parks, and 100% of proceeds will go straight towards preserving them.
All of the prints available for sale on the website have been sourced from photographers who “want to help protect the national parks for future generations, and have donated their art to the cause.”
Art Rangers tells PetaPixel that it “doesn’t even have access to the funds,” and that its partner SmugMug handles all the sales (without taking a cut) and transfers all the profits straight to the official beneficiary: the National Park Foundation.
“The national parks have always been there for us. They have been our refuges and inspiration, our playgrounds, and classrooms,” says the project’s website. “With 84 million acres of natural treasures spread across more than 400 parks in all 50 states, it’s hard to imagine a world without them.”
With “too many” of the USA’s national parks being in “disrepair,” Art Rangers is a way for photographers and art lovers to both give back to the parks.
Here is a selection of some of the images featured on the Art Rangers website:
The project is currently running a contest between all of the photographers donating photos, with a Sony a7R II and 16-35mm f/4 lens up for grabs. To find out how to become an Art Ranger yourself, or to purchase one of the beautiful prints available in the store, head to the project’s website.