Header image with 10th Anniversary filled with collage of photos from celebration.
The Discovery Center

2023 Photo Exhibit

A Juried Photo Exhibit

Each visitor views the Albany Pine Bush Preserve from a unique vantage point worthy of celebrating and sharing. The jurors, Denise Hackert-Stoner and Scott Stoner, selected photographs that represent the biological diversity of the Preserve as well as the diversity and focus of the photographers.  Each of the photographs in the show gives us a unique perspective of this inland pine barrens.


You can view the show from December 1st, 2023 until March 1st, 2024 in three ways this year.

Outside: All images from the show will be viewable along the Karner Barrens blue trail starting behind the Discovery Center begining December 2, 2023.

Inside: Come inside during operating hours to view the show in our Pine Barrens Room.

On-line: Go to our online gallery to view an album containing all final images in the show.



Starting Dec 1st (6pm) vote for your favorite photograph. The photograph with the most votes on March 1st at midnight will win the People's Choice award. The award winner will be announced on our Facebook page!

Award Winners

Browse this years’ show and see some amazing photos all taken in the Albany Pine Bush.  Free exhibit! No reservation required.

Awards sponsored by Friends of the Pine Bush Community.

People's Choice

Vote for your favorite starting Dec 1st at 6pm. VOTE NOW


Blake Hastie-Etchison

Discovery Center Manger

195 New Karner Road

Albany, NY 12205

518.456.0655 x1222



Our Friends take this show on the road!

Missed the show?  The Friends of the Pine Bush Community are taking the show on the road.  Check out their page to learn where you can see some of the former show's best pics in our community.

Want to submit for the next year's 2024 show?  Submissions can be made in the second half of January 2024. Click here to go to the 2024 Submission Form


Want to print your own version of the 10th Anniversary Poster?  Click here for a high resolution .jpg version.  It is best printed at 24x36 or smaller.