Shenandoah National Park announces 'Then and Now' photo project

Published: Apr. 14, 2016 at 3:08 PM EDT
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Shenandoah National Park is taking a look to the past and the future as part of the National Park Service's Centennial.

The project will produce a collection of "Then and Now" photos.

The park has an archive of thousands of photos documenting and chronicling its history.

Shenandoah National Park is recruiting volunteer photographers to choose a historic photo from the gallery and produce a 2016 image at the same place. You can view the album using the link in the sidebar.

The park plans to create a special publication using some or all of the photos.

Volunteers will get fee-free access to the park during the project. All travel and equipment will be the volunteer's responsibility.

Volunteers must also follow all park regulations and take care to protect the resources including no cutting, digging, or other damage to vegetation to stabilize self or equipment, or to obtain a better view of the targeted scene, no mechanized equipment such as drones or bucket trucks, etc., no permanent or temporary structure installation, and no digging or moving rocks to stabilize self or equipment.

Submitted photos will be the sole property of Shenandoah National Park, and as such, will be in the public domain. Photographer credits will be given when possible.

Submitted photos must be a minimum of 3000 x 2400 px (10" x 8") at 300 dpi. Photos must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2016.

To apply, contact Claire Comer at If you don't have access to email, you can call 540-999-3500, ext. 3183.